Organizations with Areas of Focus in KT

The following organizations have areas of focus in Knowledge Translation, including evidence-based information and systematic reviews.


ADA Network Knowledge Translation Center (ADA Network-KTC)
The purpose of the ADA Network-KTC is to ensure that information and products developed and identified through the 10 ADA regional centers are of high quality, based on the best available research evidence, and are deployed effectively to multiple key stakeholders, and to develop processes and technology to facilitate highly collaborative and efficient progress to accomplishing these goals. The ADA Network-KTC is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and is based at the University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute on Disability and Human Development.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ is the health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • Evidence-based Practice Centers: AHRQ is a "science partner" with private and public organizations in their efforts to improve the quality, effectiveness, and appropriateness of health care by synthesizing the evidence and facilitating the translation of evidence-based research findings.
  • Practice-Based Research Networks: Primary care practice-based research networks (PBRNs) involve practicing clinicians in asking and answering clinical and organizational questions central to primary health care.

Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions supports top-quality, internationally competitive health research. Our research seeks to further our understanding of health and disease, and to produce results that will make a difference to the health, economy and societal wellbeing of Albertans and people around the world. On January 1, 2010, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research became Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, part of the province's stronger, more aligned research and innovation system described in Bill 27, the Alberta Research and Innovation Act.

Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures supports research and innovation activities directed at the growth and development of technology-based sectors, the commercialization of technology, the provision of business and technical services, and initiatives that encourage a strong science, technology and entrepreneurial culture in Alberta. Tech Futures was created on January 1, 2010, building on the successes of the former Alberta Ingenuity, former Alberta Research Council, former iCORE, and nanoAlberta.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
CIHR is the major government agency responsible for funding health research in Canada that has established charges for KT research, development, and dissemination.

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI)
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) was founded in 1996 to promote and fund management and policy research in health services and nursing. In 2012,it was decided to change our name to one that more accurately reflects our work and our mission. Our new identity, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) speaks to the importance we place on our role as a catalyst in accelerating healthcare improvement by collaborating with you - our healthcare partners and decision makers - across Canada.

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
Located at the University of Colorado at Boulder, in 1996 CSPV identified 11 prevention and intervention programs that meet a strict scientific standard of program effectiveness. The model programs, called Blueprints for Violence Prevention, have been effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression, delinquency, and substance abuse.

Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP)
Established in 1988 at Concordia University, CSLP is a multi-institutional research centre of excellence joining 14 colleges and universities in Canada and the US, as well other partners and collaborators worldwide.

Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)
The purpose of AIR's KTDRR Center is to make it easier to find, understand, and use the results of research that can make a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities. In collaboration with several national and international partners, the Center on KTDRR carries out integrated training, dissemination, utilization, and technical assistance activities to (a) increase use of valid and relevant evidence-based research findings that inform decision-making and (b) increase the understanding and application of knowledge translation principles. The KTDRR Center is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and is based at AIR in Austin, Texas and partners with several international organizations as well as other NIDILRR-funded grantees.

Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER)
AIR's KTER Center synthesizes and disseminates existing high-quality research on improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities; conducts original research to identify and test strategies that encourage the use of such research among businesses/employers, policymakers, vocational rehabilitation agency staff, and people with disabilities; and trains researchers in using the most effective knowledge translation strategies. The KTER Center develops and implements dissemination, training, and technical assistance activities from its base at AIR in Austin, Texas. the KTER Center is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). AIR's partner in this activity is Virginia Commonwealth University, (VCU), which works with AIR in conducting all of the activities of the KTER Center. VCU plays an important role in the project’s ongoing exchanges with the employer and vocational rehabilitation practitioner stakeholder groups.

Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT)
Funded in 2008, the Center on KT4TT is focused on improving the performance of those Federal programs intending to result in beneficial socio-economic impacts by generating technology-based innovations. Sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), our primary target applications are devices and services for persons with disabilities and the elderly. However, we are designing the project outputs to be relevant to policies and practices for technology-based innovations in general. The Center on KT4TT is housed at the Center for Assistive Technology, SUNY Buffalo.

Institute for Work and Health
An independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to conduct and share research with workers, labour, employers, clinicians and policy-makers to promote, protect and improve the health of working people.

Joint Program in Knowledge Translation
The Joint Program in Knowledge Translation is a collaboration between St. Michael's and the Continuing Education and Professional Development Office, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. The Joint Program in Knowledge Translation designs and evaluates interventions to increase the likelihood of incorporating the best available evidence into practice and policy, and researches the best strategy to implement knowledge in a variety of areas.

Knowledge Utilization Studies Program
KUSP is a funded applied health services research health research program focusing on knowledge translation in organizations (University of Alberta, Canada).

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)
The MSKTC receives funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to summarize research, identify health information needs, and develop systems for sharing information for the NIDILRR Model Systems programs in traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and burn injury. The MSKTC is operated by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, DC.

Peabody Research Institute (PRI)
Our mission is to conduct research aimed at improving the effectiveness of programs for children, youth, and families. Using field research, program evaluation, and research synthesis (meta-analysis), our faculty and staff help determine which programs are actually making a difference in the lives of the people they serve.

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
As an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the WWC was created in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education. We review the research on the different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Then, by focusing on the results from high-quality research, we try to answer the question "What works in education?" Our goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. The WWC is administered by IES through a contract with Mathematica Policy Research.


Campbell Collaboration (C2)
The Campbell Collaboration is an international organization that helps people make well-informed decisions by preparing, maintaining and disseminating systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, and social welfare.

  • The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews
    The Campbell Library contains titles registered, approved protocols, and completed reviews. Users have access to a number of different search methods for locating content within The Campbell Library, including browse, simple search, advanced search, and search history.
  • Resource Center
    The Resource Center aims to provide researchers, policy makers, and others who are interested or involved in our work, with helpful resources such as policy documents, guidelines, links and tutorials. It features online resources and tools that have been developed by Campbell, as well as useful external resources.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
Based at the University of York since 1994, CRD conducts systematic reviews of research and disseminates research-based information about the effects of interventions used in health and social care in the United Kingdom. CRD receives core funding from the UK Department of Health.

Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organization that conducts systematic reviews of health and medical research. The Cochrane Library is updated quarterly.

Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre)
Part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London since 1993, the EPPI-Centre has been carrying out research synthesis and developing review methods in social science and public policy, in order to make reliable research findings accessible to the people who need them.

JBI facilitates evidence based health care practice through being a leading international organisation for the Translation, Transfer and Utilisation of evidence of the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness and effectiveness of health care practices. Established in 1996, JBI is an international collaboration involving researchers, clinicians, academics and quality managers across 40 countries in every continent.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
NICE is independent organization in the UK responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU)
Commissioned in 1992 as an independent public authority for the critical evaluation of methods used to prevent, diagnose, and treat health problems, SBU has the mandate of the Swedish Government to comprehensively assess healthcare technology from medical, economic, ethical, and social standpoints.