Organizations with Areas of Focus in KT
The following organizations have areas of focus in Knowledge Translation, including evidence-based information and systematic reviews.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ is the health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Evidence-based Practice Centers: AHRQ is a "science partner" with private and public organizations in their efforts to improve the quality, effectiveness, and appropriateness of health care by synthesizing the evidence and facilitating the translation of evidence-based research findings.
- Practice-Based Research Networks: Primary care practice-based research networks (PBRNs) involve practicing clinicians in asking and answering clinical and organizational questions central to primary health care.
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
- Established by the Government of Alberta in 1980, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) supports biomedical and health research at Alberta universities, affiliated institutions, and other medical and technology-related institutions.
- Health Research Transfer Network of Alberta (RTNA) is a province-wide network that undertakes activities to strengthen the application of research to health practices in Alberta.
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Science and Engineering Research
Alberta Ingenuity Established in 2001 to develop internationally competitive science and engineering expertise in the province, and to help nurture the discovery of new knowledge and encourages its application to benefit Albertans.
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF)
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation promotes and funds management and policy research in health services and nursing to increase the quality, relevance and usefulness of this research for health-system policy makers and managers. CHSRF is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, established with endowed funds from the Canadian government and its agencies.
- Knowledge Transfer and Exchange: Model of effective knowledge exchange involves interaction between decision makers and researchers and results in mutual learning through the process of planning, disseminating, and applying existing or new research in decision-making.
Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
CIHR is the major government agency responsible for funding health research in Canada that has established charges for KT research, development, and dissemination.
- Knowledge Translation, Commercialization and Industry Collaboration
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Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
Located at the University of Colorado at Boulder, in 1996 CSPV identified 11 prevention and intervention programs that meet a strict scientific standard of program effectiveness. The model programs, called Blueprints for Violence Prevention, have been effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression, delinquency, and substance abuse.
Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP)
Established in 1988 at Concordia University, CSLP is a multi-institutional research centre of excellence joining 14 colleges and universities in Canada and the US, as well other partners and collaborators worldwide.
- Systematic Reviews: currently involved in the production of systematic reviews and dissemination of research findings (eg., distance education).
- Canadian Network for Knowledge Utilization (CanKnow): will be dedicated to collecting and disseminating evidence in the social sciences to inform and improve Canadian policy-making and practice.
- Accessibility and Students with Disabilities: provides empirical data to assist colleges, universities, and decision makers at various levels of provincial and federal government in formulating policies and practices that promote cost-effective implementation of enabling technologies and accessible educational environments in and for the postsecondary education community.
Institute for Work and Health
An independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to conduct and share research with workers, labour, employers, clinicians and policy-makers to promote, protect and improve the health of working people.
- Knowledge Transfer & Exchange (KTE) includes IWH's newsletter, workshops, publications and other outputs.
Knowledge Translation Program (KTP)
KTP develops, tests, and implements educational, administrative and organizational interventions that improve the process by which evidence is made available to and adopted by all potential users of health information (Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto).
Knowledge Utilization Studies Program
KUSP research develops knowledge and research utilization theory toward increasing the use of research by nurses and other allied health professionals. The ultimate goal is to improve patient and client health outcomes (University of Alberta, Canada).
Peabody Research Institute (PRI)
The purpose of the Peabody Research Institute is to conduct research aimed at improving the effectiveness of programs for children, youth, and families.
Research Into Action: A Knowledge Translation Initiative (RIA)
This project is housed at the Institute for Health Policy at The University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, Texas. RIA aims to develop new methods of assisting researchers throughout the University of Texas Health Science Center in translating their technical findings into usable advice and recommendations.
What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
A clearinghouse established by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to provide educators, policymakers, and the public with a central, independent, and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.
Campbell Collaboration (C2)
The Campbell Collaboration is an international organization that helps people make well-informed decisions by preparing, maintaining and disseminating systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, and social welfare.
- The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews
The Campbell Library contains titles registered, approved protocols, and completed reviews. Users have access to a number of different search methods for locating content within The Campbell Library, including browse, simple search, advanced search, and search history.
- Resource Center
The Resource Center aims to provide researchers, policy makers, and others who are interested or involved in our work, with helpful resources such as policy documents, guidelines, links and tutorials. It features online resources and tools that have been developed by Campbell, as well as useful external resources.
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
Based at the University of York since 1994, CRD conducts systematic reviews of research and disseminates research-based information about the effects of interventions used in health and social care in the United Kingdom. CRD receives core funding from the UK Department of Health.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organization that conducts systematic reviews of health and medical research. The Cochrane Library is updated quarterly.
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre)
Part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London since 1993, the EPPI-Centre has been carrying out research synthesis and developing review methods in social science and public policy, in order to make reliable research findings accessible to the people who need them.
Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)
JBI facilitates evidence based health care practice through being a leading international organisation for the Translation, Transfer and Utilisation of evidence of the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness and effectiveness of health care practices. Established in 1996, JBI is an international collaboration involving researchers, clinicians, academics and quality managers across 40 countries in every continent.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
NICE is independent organization in the UK responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU)
Commissioned in 1992 as an independent public authority for the critical evaluation of methods used to prevent, diagnose, and treat health problems, SBU has the mandate of the Swedish Government to comprehensively assess healthcare technology from medical, economic, ethical, and social standpoints.