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Impact Meeting Handouts - KT Core Services Brochures and Promo Packages


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Kids Brain Health Network (formerly NeuroDevNet)'s KT Core's suite of services as well as promotional packages with descriptions and testimonial quotes for each service. These were given out to attendees of NeuroDevNet's Impact Meeting during this NCE's annual Brain Development Conference, September 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Impact Meeting Handouts - KT Core Services Brochures and Promo Packages

  1. 1. KBHN (formerly NeuroDevNet) KT Core Services If you answered‘yes’toanyoftheabovequestions,please contactKBHN’s KT Service Providers to find out how the KT Core can help. The KBHN KT Core is hosted withinYork University’s award winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit. Knowledge Brokering Support for KT Events Support for KT Products KT Capacity Building KT Evaluation Framework Is there an organization or individual you’d like to collaborate with but don’t know where to start? Need help scheduling a teleconference/meeting with your partners/collaborators? Are you wondering if there are people/organizations you should be collaborating with, but are unsure how to find out who they are? Are you planning a consultation/workshop with stakeholders for the purpose of informing your research to maximize its relevance for policy and practice? Do you need advice/feedback on activities during your event? Do you need someone to set up and staff a KBHN booth at your event? Do you need a tool to help you through the planning stages? Do you need help creating an evaluation form for your event, either paper or web-based? Are you interested in getting the main messages of your research out there, beyond journals? Are you interested in disseminating your research via social media but don’t know where to start? Are you exploring creative ways to share your findings using arts-based dissemination, like: creating a play, an infographic, a video, etc? Do you need individual or group training on any of the items above? Do you need a tool or guide in order to accomplish what you need to do for KT? Would you like to request a KT topic you want to learn more about, for the KT Core blog? Have you noticed or heard of impacts of your research or KT activities that you would like written up as a“success story”? Are you wondering how you can measure the impact of your research? KT helps to maximize the impact of research and training in neurodevelopmental disorders. The KT services described below will support KBHN researchers, trainees and partners with services for: 1) building networks, collaborations and partnerships 2) planning workshops, symposia, conferences, stakeholder consultations 3) producing products such as clear language summaries, videos, infographics and arts based dissemination 4) capacity building in the form of the KT Core blog, workshops, webinars and guides and tools for doing KT Knowledge andTechnology Exchange and Exploitation (KTEE) is an identified priority in Kids Brain Health Network’s (KBHN's) strategic plan. The NCE Secretariat’s definition of KTEE in an NCE is“to generate social and economic benefits by ensuring the rapid flow of ideas and innovations from researchers to Canadian receptors”. The KT Core aims to provide a range of KT services to increase the impact of KBHN generated knowledge on policy and practice, and enhance KT capacity within the Network’s training programs. The KT Core will also help to evaluate KT in KBHN research and training programs. KT Core Services: Are you working on a grant application and would like a review of your KT strategy? Have you already started your research and realize you need a KT plan? Could you use advice or information on end-of-grant or integrated knowledge translation? Support KT Planning
  2. 2. BROKERING Making introductions, brokering relationships for effective KT KT Core provides support Facilitate introductions Organize meetings Support networks Facilitate ongoing collaboration Knowledge Brokering is a ‘matching serviceʼ for researchers and potential collaborators/partners including: community organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), industry, government, researchers from other disciplines or any other organization or individual that could enhance the quality of (and ideally benefit from) your research by being involved in it. The KT Coreʼs brokering service aims to bring together people and organizations with mutual interests. This can be either 1) initiated by the KT Core if we recognize a potential match between individuals and organizations, or 2) facilitated by the KT Core upon request. The service usually consists of e-connections first (usually email), followed by a teleconference and eventually a face-to-face meeting. The KT Core will remain involved as needed to facilitate the ongoing relationship. “The KT Core can help investigators to link with other experts in the field ...our work...related to stem cells for neurodevelopmental disorders including cerebral palsy has been enhanced by our linkages with the KT Core” - Michael Fehlings, Scientific Advisor NeuroDevNet To find out how you can benefit from the services of KBHN's KT Core, contact us: http:// Example: Stem Cell Standards Group In the summer of 2014, NeuroDevNetʼs Scientific Advisor Dr. Michael Fehlings expressed his interest in exploring patient preferences regarding acceptable ethical standards for participating in research involving stem cells. The KT Core organized and facilitated a series of teleconferences between Dr. Fehlings, NeuroDevNetʼs Neuroethics Core and CellCAN (another NCE focused on regenerative medicine and cell therapy). Through this series of conversations this group has been able to refine the scope and goals for a research project to address this issue, and is currently drafting a data collection tool. This ground- breaking project is expected to help establish ethical standards for stem cell research in Canada involving individuals with cerebral palsy.
  3. 3. KTEVENTS Providing consultation and support for KT Events Example: Pro-D day FASD curriculum for teachers Events that can be considered “KT” include conferences, workshops and other meetings that are for: 1) establishing new partnerships/collaborations, 2) obtaining input from stakeholders, and/or 3) dissemination of research findings. The meeting can be face-to-face or online (webinar) format. The KT Core provides consultation (advice) to maximize the KT impact of your event by: reviewing your event flyer, list of attendees (to ensure breadth of participants), meeting agenda, group activities and evaluation forms/questions, and presentations including slides. The KT Core will also attend planning teleconferences, and/or staff a NeuroDevNet booth, and/or provide printed materials (such as ResearchSnapshots) for your event upon request. The KT Core can help create a video about your event and secure consent for the use of participant images. “The KT Core...provided us with some really valuable tools for coordinating and registering participants for our workshop ( We have continued to use these tools for other events...additional support from KT staff in advertising our event really made the difference in reaching interested teachers” - Parker Holman, NeuroDevNet trainee To find out how you can benefit from the services of KBHN's KT Core, contact us: http:// Event planning Stakeholder consultations Evaluation forms RedCap Videos Feedback on slides Tamara Bodnar and Parker Holman are NeuroDevNet trainees who designed and facilitated a professional development day for science teachers in BC in order to teach them how to deliver a curriculum they developed for students to learn about FASD. The KT Core provided advice and support by: reviewing their event flyer, suggesting a tool for registering attendees (, and providing feedback on evaluation questions. In addition, the KT Core edited video footage taken at the event to create a youtube video (see:
  4. 4. KTPRODUCTS Consultation, support for creating KT Products The KT Core provides consultation and support for KT Products such as: clear language summaries (ResearchSnapshots), videos, infographics, sharable key messages and visuals for social media and other arts based dissemination such as theatre. If you are thinking about creating any KT Product for conveying key messages about your research findings, we can provide advice and training on how to do it yourself or hands-on support to help create the products. For videos, we can provide information about what to expect if you hire someone (including budgets), and consent form templates. Contact the KT Core if you have published a scientific paper on your NeuroDevNet-supported research and would like to create a KT Product to disseminate your results. “I did review the snapshots and thought they were fantastic! As the head of communications for a Network of FASD services and supports we could absolutely post these on our website and link to Facebook and Twitter. We also produce a monthly newsletter where it would be great to include a current research section! And lastly it would be great to include these as a part of the trainings that I provide to community and social service agencies.” - Lisa Rogozinsky, Fetal Alcohol Network Society, Edmonton, AB Canada To find out how you can benefit from the services of KBHN’s KT Core, contact us: http:// ResearchSnapshots Social media strategy Videos Infographics PPT slides Apps & websites Example: ResearchSnapshots The KT Core uses a pre-established and tested ResearchSnapshot template for its clear language summaries. We will work with you to translate your scientific paper into a ResearchSnapshot and format it. All are readable by a screen-reader for the visually impaired. ResearchSnapshots make your research more accessible to non-scientists, scientists in different fields, busy policy and decision-makers (including practitioners) so they can apply your findings. ResearchSnapshots are uploaded to the NeuroDevNet website ( and a different one is featured each week on the homepage. They are also promoted via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and distributed to stakeholders during relevant conferences and workshops.
  5. 5. KTCAPACITY Developing KT Capacity for Researchers and Trainees The KT Core provides both ad-hoc (on demand, as needed) training as well as planned workshops and conference presentations. The KT Core publishes a new post on its blog “KT Core-ner” every 2 weeks, with the intention of teaching different aspects about KT. Many of the topics are based on feedback from researchers and trainees about things they want to know about KT. The KT Core has demonstrated leadership in the field of KT through conference presentations about our work, as well as teaching researchers and trainees what can be done in terms of KT for their own projects. The most common form of capacity building within NeuroDevNet takes place ‘in situʼ on an ongoing basis through provision of services. In other words, when researchers and trainees obtain services they inevitably increase their understanding about KT and carry this knowledge forward into their future work. “We were talking about knowledge translation and the use of social media...and it was actually really interesting and there are definitely areas that we can apply that within our own research” - Kristina Calli, NeuroDevNet trainee, workshop attendee To find out how you can benefit from the services of KBHN's KT Core, contact us: http:// Workshops Webinars In situ learning through service provision Conference presentations KT Core-ner Blog Example: KT & social media trainee workshop On September 28, 2014 the KT Core provided a workshop to 60 NeuroDevNet trainees in Vancouver BC. This workshop was delivered in collaboration with York Universityʼs award-winning KMb Unit, on KT Planning and the use of social media for KT. Data from pre- and post- workshop questions about self-rated knowledge and ability with regard to KT were compared. In this way, we were able to measure a 28% average increase in knowledge about KT as a result of this workshop.
  6. 6. EVALUATION Evaluating the impact of Knowledge Translation NeuroDevNet has adopted the use of Phippsʼ Co-Produced Pathway to Impact for tracking and evaluating the progression of its activities from research through dissemination, uptake, implementation and impact. The KT Core has recently mapped its services onto the framework, and created a suite of indicators for tracking and evaluating its services in order to be responsive to the needs of researchers and trainees in the Network. Impact is best measured through conducting one-on-one interviews with researchers, trainees and collaborators/partners. This information is transformed into “Success Stories” to showcase the impact of NeuroDevNetʼs work. The KT Core also provides services to assist in the creation of event evaluations. “...this is very helpful, and thank you again for a very impactful webinar!” - NCE Secretariat To find out how you can benefit from the services of KBHN’s KT Core, contact us: http:// Interviews for evaluation and KT needs assessment Database and indicators Evaluations for events Success story writing Example: Leadership in creating KT indicators The KT Core developed a set of indicators for KT based on Phippsʼ Co-Produced Pathway to Impact evaluation framework. In this way, the KT Core is providing leadership to advance the field of KT and maximize the provision of services to the Network. After publishing slides from a presentation at the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Conference in Saskatoon in 2014, the KT Core caught the attention of the NCE Secretariat who requested a one-on-one webinar to explain the process for creating the indicators and associated database to inform their development of indicators for the KM Networks. This led to the KT Core and NCE Secretariat co-presenting a workshop on their respective indicator work at the 2015 NCE Sharing of Best Practices Symposium.
  7. 7. KTPLANNING Review of KT plans for grant applications Grant review End-of-grant KT Integrated KT Budgeting for KT Letters of Support The KT Core will review the KT sections of your application for funding. We can provide customized feedback and suggestions for planning your KT activities. We can also provide input into the logistics of your proposed activities and how much to budget for each. If you would like help writing the KT section of your grant application, please send a draft of your grant application draft in its entirety to the KT Core as early as possible prior to the application deadline to allow adequate time for review. “The NeuroDevNet KT Core worked with me to develop a detailed KT plan for my CIHR application. They helped me identify stakeholders and formulate a plan to involve them throughout my research project - using an initial consultation meeting, ongoing communication, and ways to disseminate our final research findings. The advice and support provided by the KT Core was instrumental to creating this plan, and I believe it was a significant contributor to the success of my application. The KT Core has also committed to supporting me as I execute these plans, which ultimately means my project will have a bigger impact on the populations I hope to help.” - Dr. Catherine Lebel To find out how you can benefit from the services of KBHN's KT Core, contact us: http:// Example: $1M CIHR grant successful Dr. Catherine Lebel (FASD Discovery Project) approached the KT Core for advice on her CIHR application for funding in February 2014. The KT Core reviewed Dr. Lebelʼs application, provided edits and feedback throughout with emphasis on the KT section and KT budget. A letter of support was written, outlining services the KT Core could provide in support of the proposed KT activities. In the summer of 2014 Dr. Lebel received news that her application was successful, and told the KT Core she believed it was largely due to the KT Coreʼs support.