The trainees' perspective on developing an end-of-grant knowledge translation plan
1 Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3 Dept Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
4 Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
5 Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Implementation Science 2010, 5:78 doi:10.1186/1748-5908-5-78Published: 14 October 2010
Knowledge translation (KT) is a rapidly growing field that is becoming an integral part of research protocols.
This meeting report describes one group's experience at the 2009 KT Canada Summer Institute in developing an end-of-grant KT plan for a randomized control trial proposal.
Included is a discussion of the process, challenges, and recommendations from the trainee's perspective in developing an end-of-grant KT plan.
New researchers should consider developing an end-of-grant KT plan with strategies that move beyond passive dissemination to incorporate innovative means of collaboration with the end user to craft the message, package the information, and share the research findings with end users.