Knowledge Translation

Knowledge Translation

May 2016

As has been previously communicated, due to the demonstrated successes of the network and the generosity of MSFHR, funding for the network through its initial award was extended to a current end date of May 31, 2016. At this juncture we are pleased to announce that the network will transition to become the communications platform for the emerging BC SUPPORT Unit (BC Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials Unit),  a multi-partner organization transitioning from start-up phase to regular operations, preparing to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout BC.

Read more about our transition here:

InspireNet's Knowledge to Action Team

Knowledge Translation: "using research to improve health"

InspireNet's Knowledge to Action (KTA) Team works with the Management Team to promote and support knowledge translation and exchange (KT) initiatives for nursing health services research.

The KTA team is open to all InspireNet members who are interested in learning more about KT and would like to connect and contribute via our e-Community of Practice (eCoP). Core Team members lead and coordinate the work of the team.

More about the KTA Team, including details about how to join it, is available on the team Backgrounder page.

New! Lunch & Learn Webinars: Open to All

Do you want to learn more about knowledge translation?

A new initiative from the Knowlege to Action (KTA) Team for all members is the Lunch & Learn  webinar series focused on knowledge translation. All are welcome to participate; no need to RSVP. Webinars are recorded for future viewing.

Recordings Archive:

New! Researchers & Evaluators: Invitation to our Virtual Podium

Attention novice/ experienced researchers & evaluators!

  • Do you want to get your research out?
  • Would you like to share your knowledge in a particular subject area?

Step up to our virtual podium! InspireNet is now offering BC's health services research community free use of our electronic platform to produce webinars and recordings for research dissemination to InspireNet members and on the open internet.

Details and Recordings Archive:

InspireNet's KT Action Plan

InspireNet's KT Action Plan (Sep 2011-Oct 2014) is available here:

KT Resources

Are available on at the following pages:

1. To learn more about KT

Research Skills
►Under 'Type', select Knowledge Translation Tool or Online Course or Article from the drop down menu and click Search. The KTA Team also has a growing KT reference list available on its eCoP, to which Core Team members add new material. InspireNet members are welcome to join this team.

►On this page use your browser's finder to locate KT-relevant content. Hold down the Ctrl button then pressing the F key (Command+F on a Mac). This will pop open a finder in your web browser where you can enter the word or term you're looking for, such as Knowledge Translation or KT or KTE.

►On this page use your browser's finder to locate KT-relevant content. Hold down the Ctrl button then pressing the F key (Command+F on a Mac). This will pop open a finder in your web browser where you can enter the word or term you're looking for, such as Knowledge Translation or KT or KTE.

2. To participate in KT

►Under 'Resource Type', select Knowledge Translation from the drop down menu and click Search.

►Presenting at a conference on your research or evaluation project entails participating in KT; review the full events calendar to find deadlines for proposals.

Social Media
►Keep up on the latest research coming to attention via the Twitterverse - follow us!

InspireNet Members only:

KTA Team
►InspireNet members are welcome to join the KTA Team to connect with its KT initiatives and to learn more.

Action Teams
►InspireNet Action Teams bring groups of members together on specific areas of interest in nursing health services research. Some Teams hold educational webinars via webconferencing. Forthcoming webinars are listed on the homepage, along with instructions about how to join an Action Team (necessary to access webinars and their recordings).

►When logged in to the website:
Use the Members database to

  • Find mentor/mentee opportunities
  • Find researchers with specific research interests
  • Find clinicians with specific practice expertise

Use the Projects and Grey Lit databases to learn more about research and evaluation projects already completed.

InspireNet's Blog
►The InspireNet blog allows you be engaged in topical areas. When logged in, members are able to comment on blog posts.

Share your Ideas & Ideas Incubator
►Members who are care providers with an idea for a possible research project can fill out the Share your Ideas web form, and we'll add it to the website's Ideas Incubator, polling InspireNet's membership to see if there is interest in pursuing the idea.

Biweekly e-News
►Members receive one enewsletter every two weeks with new website content and member-relevant developments.

Annual fall conference & networking event
►Members are invited to attend our annual conference to learn more about nursing health services research, and to network with their colleagues.

ePosters & Webinars
►At our annual conference members present electronic posters about their research projects. Some presenters subsequently hold webinars to discuss their posters, which are available in a recordings archive.

KT at related organizations

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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