Knowledge translation & commercialization

Knowledge translation: definition

A dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.

This process takes place within a complex system of interactions between researchers and knowledge users which may vary in intensity, complexity and level of engagement depending on the nature of the research and the findings as well as the needs of the particular knowledge user (Graham, 2010).

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"As the principal health research funding agency in Canada, CIHR is committed to supporting excellence in research and knowledge translation. This includes supporting the meaningful engagement of stakeholders throughout the research process and the dissemination of research evidence, both of which help ensure findings can be used to inform future research, policy and practice to maximize impact."

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