Knowledge Translation 101

What is knowledge translation?

Many definitions exist.

Knowledge Translation (KT) is defined by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) as a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) uses CIHR’s KT definition and also uses the lay definition using health research to improve health.

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