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Searching a database of knowledge translation resources for public health: The Registry of Methods and Tools

Date and Location




Friday 20 September 2013 - 15:30 - 17:00
Presenting author and contact person

Presenting author

Maureen Dobbins

Contact person

Sunita Chera
Abstract text
Background: Developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT), the Registry of Methods and Tools is a searchable, online database of knowledge translation (KT) resources for public health. The Registry of Methods and Tools contains summary statements of KT resources, in French and English, which address at least one KT activity (synthesis, dissemination, exchange and application). Knowledge translation methods and tools provide a systematic approach to using research evidence, along with other forms of evidence, in program and policy decisions. Objectives: This presentation will provide an overview of the Registry and how it can be used by public health practitioners to identify relevant KT resources. This interactive session will employ a mix of large group didactic and problem-based learning in small groups. Workshop participants will work in small groups to explore the database online and conduct searches to retrieve relevant KT resources using case-based scenarios. In small groups, participants will interact with the database online to learn what knowledge translation resources are available, how resources are organized to increase ease of use, and develop search strategies to access methods and tools. Features and additional supplemental resources included in summary statements of KT resources will also be discussed.