Full citation

NIDRR. (2005). Knowledge Translation Planning Panel. NIDRR.

Format: Non-peer-reviewed article

Type: Experience

Experience level of reader: Fundamental

Annotation: A Federal agency's summary of an expert panel on knowledge translation convened to help the agency plan a program to advance its KT activities in the future.

URL: http://www.ncddr.org/new/announcements/ktpanel_summary/

Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Government, University

Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Brokers, Researchers

Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Sector

This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model

Models:

Primary Findings

  • KT should be conceptualized as a paradigm from start to finish, as a continuum. KT is a conceptual model of how research is created, used and what impact it has. Most KT starts after a product is developed, but it should start from the conceptualization of research. The process must work with the target audience from the beginning. Further, it should know the state of research before the study occurs. Identify stakeholder groups and let them do some of the work, to ensure the research is getting out to the appropriate groups with appropriate methods.
    Summary of expert panel meeting to guide future KT work sponsored by a Federal agency.
    Occurrence of finding within the model: Stage 1
  • For basic research, look at the nature of scientific research and development activity in private industry that is concerned with time to market. Industry research is concerned with time frames. Outputs from basic science may sit on a shelf because they are not usable in a product form. An important consideration is: Who is making the investment to take scientific results and turning them into devices or services?
    Summary of expert panel meeting to guide future KT work sponsored by a Federal agency.
    Occurrence of finding within the model: Step 1.5
  • Look at the KT community, think about how to synthesize research and think about using models not as strict as Cochrane. Results that do not meet Cochrane standards may still have an impact. There is a more realistic approach to knowledge synthesis evolving (Meta-Narrative Synthesis?), based on studies sponsored by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, and by the United Kingdom's National Health Service.
    Summary of expert panel meeting to guide future KT work sponsored by a Federal agency.
    Occurrence of finding within the model: Step 3.8