Knowledge Translation Canada: A CIHR Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research

Start/End Dates: 2009 - 2015

Investigators/Collaborators/Advisors: Sharon E Straus (PI), Jeremy Grimshaw (Co-PI), Carole A. Estabrooks, et al.

Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Grant Amount: $1.8 million

Description: In June 2009, KT Canada was awarded a Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) grant to create an internationally-recognised national training initiative to enhance capacity in KT and KT research. Enhanced capacity in the science and practice of KT will be achieved through 3 Training Streams which will establish the standard for KT training:

Stream 1: graduate (MSc and PhD) and advanced (post-doctoral) training in the science of KT research

Stream 2: training in the basic principles of KT and KT research for researchers from other areas

Stream 3: basic training in KT for any knowledge users interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills for practising KT.

The objectives of this project are:

  1. To provide outstanding, innovative training centres and laboratories for trainees from various research disciplines (including clinical epidemiology, health services research, social sciences, engineering, and health informatics, and from different professions including medicine, nursing, engineering, psychology, and education) to develop skills in KT and KT research;
  2. To link trainees and mentors to collaboratively advance the science and practice of KT; and,
  3. To partner with other national and international research groups to promote KT research and training of well-rounded trainees across a range of settings, clinical and health system issues.