Measuring Knowledge Translation can be difficult. How can you measure reach, use, impact, opinion, change or other complex ideas? This area will provide readers with examples and helpful resources to support knowledge translation measurement activities.
KT Theories & Frameworks
This area highlights relevant projects, models, frameworks, theories and other valuable resources in the area of knowledge translation. These resources vary from YouTube videos to journal articles and tools and may cover a wide variety of KT strategies and topics.
This area of the expo features conference presenters' publications, previous presentations, and other resources. This page provides presenters a place to showcase their work and additional documents for participants to explore.
Production, Grading and Reporting
These featured links relate to producing, grading, and reporting of knowledge translation projects. What are the best methods for evaluating research evidence? Here are a few helpful resources for grantees that are nearing the end of their grant cycles as well as those starting to plan their next project.
KT at NIDILRR
NIDILRR is a federal government grants-making agency that sponsors grantees to generate new disability and rehabilitation knowledge and promote its use and adoption. NIDILRR's mission is to generate new knowledge and to promote its effective use to improve the abilities of people with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community.
Whether in policy, commercial, medical or social scientific areas, application and implementation are important knowledge translation steps to consider. These links will give a few examples of areas where KT is being used to improve an area of practice or policy through rigorous scientific research.
Policy change can be an important goal for many KT projects. The following resources are intended to help researchers understand how their work can impact important policy decisions and have significant outcomes for their target audiences.
This area of the expo will feature the Center on KTDRR and some of its resources designed to provide information to NIDILRR grantees and interested members of the public about a wide spectrum of knowledge translation and evidence-based content.
The ability to engage and involve people with disabilities in the scientific process is vital to the long-term goals of both researchers and consumers. This expo area highlights potential avenues for delivery of information and links to groups that help to involve consumers in the formulating of knowledge.
Disability-oriented Media Outlets
This area of the expo includes multiple forms of media — such as magazines, videos, newspapers, and newsletters, from a wide variety of organizations and projects — that address issues surrounding disability.
Working with the Media
Dissemination is a key component of an effective knowledge translation plan. This section includes a compilation of resources – tools for working with the media, advice, examples, and more — that may help researchers work more effectively with the media.
Consumer Stories in the Media
A powerful story can be influential, motivating, entertaining, educational and much more. With this area of the expo people with a variety of disabilities share their stories.
Social Media and Disability
Many NIDILRR grantees have a strong presence on social media. Here, we highlight research projects, advocacy organizations, and other influential and popular individuals on a variety of social media platforms.
Training, TA & other Resources
As a NIDILRR grantee there exist many opportunities to receive free technical assistance through one of the KT centers. Also, annual conferences provide a great opportunity to network, stimulate new ideas, and improve your knowledge translation activities.
This section of the Expo features archived presentations and files from the 2017 KT Conference. These include captioned YouTube videos, lightly edited transcripts, and downloadable copies of presentation files.