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Improving the Impact of Research: Knowledge Exchange Scheme


This scheme is currently under review

HSC R&D Division recognises that research findings should be translated into health or social care benefits as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

In response, HSC R&D Division has offered funding under a Knowledge Exchange Scheme with the aim that this will improve the impact and reach of research. The funding has been used to enable effective two-way exchange among researchers who have generated new knowledge, and research users who require an evidence base.

It is intended that the knowledge exchange will deliver practice, policy, social and/or economic benefit in an area relevant to health or social care. It is expected that applications will come from multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral teams who can demonstrate credible arrangements for collaboration.


References relevant to Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge translation of research findings Grimshaw JM, Eccles MP, Lavis JN, Hill SJ & Squires JE. Implementation Science 2012, 7:50  

Writing Implementation Research Grant Proposals: Ten Key Ingredients. Proctor EK, Powell BJ, Baumann AA, Hamilton AM, Santens RL. Implementation Science 2012, 7:96.

Some theoretical underpinnings of knowledge translation. Graham ID, Tetroe J, KT Theories Research Group:  Acad Emerg Med 2007, 14(11):936-941.
Diffusion of Innovations in Service Organizations: Systematic Review and Recommendations. Greenhalgh, T., Robert, G., MacFarlane, F., Bate, P., & Kyriakidou, O. The Milbank Quarterly 2004, vol.82, no.4, 581-629.
Changing provider behaviour: an overview of systematic reviews of interventions. Grimshaw JM, Shirran L, Thomas RE, Mowatt G, Fraser C, Bero L, Grilli R, Harvey EL, Oxman AD, O'Brien MA. Med Care 2001, 39(Suppl 2):II-2-II-45.
Effectiveness and efficiency of guideline dissemination and implementation strategies. Grimshaw JM, Thomas RE, MacLennan G, Fraser C, Ramsay CR, Vale L, Whitty P, Eccles MP, Matowe L, Shirran L, et al. Health Technol Assess 2004, 8(6):1-84.
From best evidence to best practice: effective implementation of change in patients' care. Grol R, Grimshaw J. Lancet 2003, 362:1225-1230.