Organizations with Areas of Focus in KT

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


American Association for The Advancement of Science (AAAS)
The AAAS seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people through initiatives in science policy, diplomacy, education, career support, public engagement with science, and more. The world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals, AAAS has individual members in more than 91 countries around the globe.

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.

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Driven by research and developed by experts, Alda Center programs address the leading communication challenges that scientists, researchers, and healthcare professionals face. Alda Center programs empower researchers to build an authentic rapport that can help others appreciate the value of science. The center is affiliated with Stony Brook University in New York.

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 Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice (KTECOP)
The Canadian Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice (KTECOP) is a network of KTE practitioners and researchers who share KTE practices and experience, build peer relationships for information exchange and support, build KTE capacity, advance knowledge of KTE effectiveness, and share KTE events, job opportunities and other related KTE activities. KTECOP aims to share KTE practices and experiences, build peer relationships, build KTE capacity for practitioners and researchers, advance knowledge of KTE effectiveness, and share KTE events, job opportunities and other KTE activities.

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 (CeKTER)
As part of Boston University’s UMass Chan Medical School, the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research aims to promote the use of employment research findings and research-based products by people with disabilities, employers, employment service providers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, and policy makers among. CeKTER’s overall goal is assisting NIDILRR disability employment grantees with sharing their work that will improve services, approaches, practices, and policies that support improved outcomes of people with disabilities.

Consumers United for Evidence-Based Healthcare (CUE)
CUE is a national coalition of health and consumer advocacy organizations committed to empowering consumers to make the best use of evidence-based healthcare. It is a consumer advocate-scientist partnership whose 47 current member organizations represent: cancer, geriatrics, temporomandibular joint disorders, minority health, addiction, environmental health, LGBTQ health, mental health, women’s health, and disabilities. CUE is committed to a representative membership that addresses the needs of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) priority populations. The website offers free online courses designed to help consumer advocates and other stakeholders understand the fundamentals of evidence-based healthcare concepts and skills.

Initiative to Mobilize Partnerships for successful Assistive technology Transfer (IMPACT)
The IMPACT Center at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology provides tools and approaches to comprehensively understand barriers and facilitators to successful Assistive Technology Tech Transfer (ATTT), raise awareness, and increase the capacity of researchers and entrepreneurs to perform successful ATTT. Through research, training, and technical assistance, the IMPACT Center’s programs help these stakeholders take an assistive technology idea and turn it into an impactful solution.

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.

Knowledge Translation Canada (KT Canada)
Knowledge Translation Canada is a network of Canadian experts in knowledge translation joining forces to tackle the greatest challenge in health care today: the fact that although there is a great deal of health research being conducted, there is a gap in applying the results at the patient’s bedside and in daily health decisions. KT Canada is working to improve how research results are communicated and to find ways to ensure their efforts have a lasting impact across the continuum of care by engaging health professionals, community members, and various health decision-making groups.

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.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to fund comparative clinical effectiveness research, or CER. These studies are designed to produce reliable, useful information that will help patients, family caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, policy makers and others make better-informed health and healthcare decisions. PCORI has developed PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, enables patient-centered clinical research to be conducted faster, more easily, and more efficiently by tapping into rich stores of real-word data collected during routine care through electronic health records, patient-reported outcomes, health claims, and other sources.

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.

The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC)
The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) is a member-based society dedicated to facilitating communication and collaboration between implementation research teams, researchers, and community providers. SIRC aims to bring together researchers and stakeholders committed to the rigorous evaluation of implementation of evidence based psychosocial interventions. SIRC has launched a new journal, Implementation Research and Practice, an international, peer-reviewed, open access, online journal.

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.

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.