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Archived Comments for: Core competencies in the science and practice of knowledge translation: description of a Canadian strategic training initiative

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  1. CPD for KT in Canada

    Melanie Barwick, The Hospital for Sick Children

    6 January 2012

    Interesting to learn how KT Canada is working to expand KT training in Canada. Similar efforts have been undertaken coast to coast since 2004, in KT training for health scientists through the Scientist Knowledge Translation Training course http://tinyurl.com/3uaqob7 (966 people researchers trained to incorporate KT practices into their programs of research) and more recently, the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate - targeted to KT practitioners http://tinyurl.com/7m7hlux. There is great demand for supports in this area, and this work is very important for building KT capacity.

    Competing interests

    None declared

  2. in support of KT training

    David Phipps, York University

    25 January 2012

    Having recently presented at a knowledge brokers forum in the UK there is international interest in capacity building for knowledge brokering, more than we usually do through individual peer sessions and one off workshops. As valuable as these are for supporting and sustaining knowledge brokering there is a need for accredited knowledge brokering training. 30 years into technology transfer that industry has established a series of accredited training courses for tech transfer. We need the same degree of rigour in training for knowledge brokering. The KTPC session described in the previous comment by Melanie Barwick has been accredited by Univ. Toronto. We need more KTPC across Canada

    Competing interests

    I am on faculty for the KTPC program.

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