Knowledge Translation (KT)

A process of summarizing, distributing, sharing, and applying the knowledge developed by researchers to improve the health of the population, and strengthen the health care system through the use of more effective health services, products, and standards of practice. Integrated KT is a form of KT where researchers and knowledge users (e.g., policymakers, clinicians, patients) work together to determine research questions, decide on methodology, collect data, develop tools, interpret findings, and disseminate research results. This approach is intended to produce research findings that are more likely to be relevant to, and used by, the end users than studies designed and conducted by researchers alone. [CIHR] This may also be known as Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE).