KT Training


Pragmatic KT trials


The purpose of the Pragmatic KT course is to review the stages of trial design, from conceiving the question, to defining the intervention and comparators, to estimating the required sample size and developing a logistics plan. Interspersed with the short didactic and discussion review sessions are longer sessions during which you can draft your own protocol for a pilot trial, or even a large definitive trial, of your intervention and discuss it with colleagues doing exactly the same thing, led by experienced trialists, in a supportive environment.

Participants must have a KT trial question in order to participate in the course.

This 2 day course is held every 2 years. Please contact us for details.


End of Grant KT


The End of Grant KT course is designed to provide grant writers with the needed tools to write the KT portion of their grant applications. Course attendees will use their own grants to develop an end of grant KT plan.


Speakers include:

  • Kim Barnhardt (Communications, Canadian Medical Association Journal)
  • Jessie McGowan (Senior Information Scientist, Institute of Population Health, Ottawa)
  • Dr. Sharon Straus (Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto)


Topics include:

  • A framework for end of grant KT
  • Assessing impact of research – how to use and interpret bibliometrics and altmetrics
  • Approach to media and social media

The format includes lectures as well as group exercises.


The target audience for the course is:

  • Scientists interested in learning more about end of grant KT
  • Trainees learning to write grants
  • Research staff who write grants



Foundations in KT


The Foundations in KT course is a multiple day workshop that focuses on specific objectives and includes a mixture of didactic and interactive learning and leads to the completion of a project proposal. The course uses the Knowledge to Action Cycle as a framework.

This course provides participants with the understanding and tools to increase the impact of knowledge translation (KT) activities.

The purpose of this course is to:

  • Learn the basics of putting knowledge into action
  • Apply the basics of knowledge translation to a project relevant to your own setting
  • Build capacity in the practice of knowledge translation
  • Skills support (methodology, evaluation, needs assessments etc) will be available to participants as they complete their project plans


Visit our upcoming events section to see if any courses are coming up.