Mastering Research Translation
What on earth is Knowledge Translation (KT)?
KT is a complex and confusing topic, made even more so by the multitude of terms used to describe it. It is often argued that not only do the different terms have different meanings but that KT means different things to different people, ranging from communication to linkage and exchange.
KT is sometimes confused with or thought of as dissemination, communication, commercialisation, technology transfer, or continuing medical education. However, it is important to conceptualise what is meant by the term knowledge translation as a system rather than to continue debate on terminology and differences in meaning.
This workshop helps you to master research translation. We provide a background on knowledge translation and how all the components come together in one system that results in a pathway to research impact.
If you want greater reach, bigger outcomes, and better impact from your research then you need to master your translation processes.
This workshop is for researchers and research support staff that want to build their understanding and mastery of the fundamentals of research translation.
- Learn how to get the right information, to the right people, at the right time, in a way they can use.
- Understand the terminology, definitions, and the history of knowledge translation.
- See knowledge translation as a system that encompasses all the steps between the creation of knowledge to the outcomes and delivery of knowledge.
- Learn about the models and frameworks for translation.
- Enhance your chances of KT success and research impact through step by step development of a KT strategy.
- View an example plan. See how translation elements can be embedded in your current project, or the planning of a new project or grant proposal.
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All our workshops include
To examine our performance (impact), and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.
During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their own projects. Participants will leave with ideas and a plan of next steps to be undertaken.
Handouts, activity sheets and information. Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.
All workshops include a follow-up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.
Participants will use action items developed during the workshop to develop a purposeful and strategic plan. We make sure that time out for this workshop is not wasted but instead leveraged.
What people are saying about our workshops
Excellent job thanks. Really honestly the best review of a grant I have ever had. I didn’t incorporate all of your suggestions but a large part has been included.
The 2020 NHMRC Investigator Grant Workshop series was EXCELLENT! Each workshop was packed full of important and useful information that helped me write my grant. Tamika and Cathy are amazing teachers and very knowledgeable in the field of research impact. I also had a one-on-one full grant consultation, which I would highly recommend to get detailed effective and interactive feedback.
We found the ‘in-person’ meeting the most valuable aspect of our service with the Research Impact Academy. Articulating impact is one of the hardest things to do in grant applications. Through a stimulating discussion, RIA were able to coach us through exactly what impact our project would have, and how to incorporate this into our application early and often. We had previously been unable to articulate this so clearly. Our interaction with RIA improved our grant considerably, however I learnt many skills in generic grant writing that I will be able to apply for future applications and that I can share with my research students.
Tamika developed an Info Brief for our Center. The disability researchers we serve will have an easy to read, as well as evidence-based, resource to improve their stakeholder engagement. Our Center too will improve its practices around engagement because of Tamika’s insights. Ultimately, when our Center and the researchers we serve use the guidance in the Info Brief, we will build the right solutions to the most pressing problems in the disability community.
I was really happy with the comments on my grant and the zoom recording. Both were really useful while I was re-editing and re-editing and re-editing…
I honestly don’t think I would have been funded if it wasn’t for your guidance in the impact sections
Thanks again for all your help with the NHMRC Investigator Grant application. I honestly don’t think I would have been funded if it wasn’t for your guidance in the impact sections.
Hopefully this will be a springboard for future funding applications, and whenever there is a need to highlight impact/pathways to impact, I’ll be sure to have you involved!
Just briefly I thought the process was great – the combination of the written feedback, zoom call and video recording was excellent. I liked that some additional written feedback was added to the documents during the meeting. In terms of the feedback itself, I thought it was very useful and am confident we now have a stronger application as a result.
Well worth the time. Shows how important it is to take a step back and reflect on impact before the end of a project
RIA presented key elements of the research impact journey in a clear and understandable manner. I would recommend this course to anyone who is involved in writing research grants or summarising their research impact
This is a very insightful workshop. It provided guidance on how I should structure the important 3 pages of my Ideas grant application
You need to clone yourselves – we need more of you. Your knowledge and experiences that you shared, particularly the examples given, are invaluable to researchers who are trying to write these grants, especially for the first time.
Thank you Tamika for facilitating such a wonderful workshop that gave practical and insightful tips and tools for creating, capturing and communicating research impact. Your experience and knowledge of NHMRC applications and beyond enabled our researchers to apply what they learned to their own field of work.
As a PhD student, I really benefited from this workshop. The RIA has enhanced my long-term vision and helped me consider the ways that I create, capture and communicate my impact. I would recommend their workshops to all researchers.