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Groups for whom KT is a focus of research:
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)
Mission: Promote a collegial and supportive interdisciplinary environment that fosters excellence in acquiring, producing and communicating socially-relevant knowledge in the fields of health economics and health policy analysis.
Clinical Advances through Research and Information Translation (CLARITY)
Mission: Undertake rigorous, socially responsible research, education and practice, and make significant contributions in the fields of changing medical practice, clinical research and health policy research and activism.
Health Information Research Unit (HIRU)
Mission: Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care by providing innovative evidence-based information products and systems to health professionals, patients, policy makers, and the public.
National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT)
Mission: Enhance evidence-informed public health policy and practice in Canada by identifying gaps and developing appropriate tools, encouraging the use of evidence by helping people access tools, and building a network of linkages with KT and public policy stakeholders.
Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU)
Mission: Support evidence based decision-making by conducting research on the delivery of health services in Ontario, and ensure the best evidence is used to guide policy and management decisions by developing a joint mechanism for knowledge transfer between the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the NHSRU (with a focus on nursing services).
Program in Policy-Decision Making (PPD)
Mission: Identify the factors that influence the policymaking process (including the general climate for research use and systematic efforts to link research to action), and derive concrete implications for specific groups (e.g. research organizations, decision-makers) on how best to foster the use of research evidence in healthcare management and policymaking.
Groups with KT activities as part of their core objectives:
Allergy, Genes & Environment Network (AllerGen)
Mission: Catalyze and support discovery, development, networking, capacity building, commercialization and knowledge translation that contribute to reducing the morbidity, mortality and socio-economic burden of allergic and related immune diseases.
Centre for Childhood Disability Research (CanChild)
Mission: Act as leaders and innovators in childhood disability research by impacting knowledge, practice, services and policy in childhood disability through programmatic research and research transfer.
Centre for the Evaluation of Medicines (CEM)
Mission: Provide expertise in clinical pharmacology and toxicology, economics, health policies, behavioural sciences, information technology, research design and biostatistics, to provide leading edge analyses in the fields of therapeutics and health policy interventions.
Centre for Gene Therapeutics
Mission: Provide the most up-to-date medical solutions for people in Southern Ontario and Canada by utilizing the delivery of genes as therapeutic agents in the treatment of human and animal disease, creation of vector systems for delivery of therapeutic genes, and rapid translation of promising medicines to the clinical setting.
Evidence-based Practice Centre (EPC)
Mission: Produce reviews in topics assigned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that are important to groups concerned with health care, and promote research that supports the development, dissemination and application of evidence to clinical practice and policy.
McMaster Institute of Environment & Health (MIEH)
Mission: Mobilize research expertise to study and unravel the complex interactions of environments and health, promote interdisciplinary involvement, facilitate education in environment and health, and communicate research results to appropriate audiences to serve decision and policy makers, stakeholders and the public through consulting, advising and sharing expertise.
McMaster Transfusion Research Program (MTRP)
Mission: Advance innovative, evidence-based diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic practices in transfusion medicine, to inform transfusion practice and enhance the safety of blood recipients.
Program in Evidence-Based Care (PEBC)
Mission: Conduct routine periodic reviews and evaluations of scientific literature, and where appropriate, integrate that literature with existing practice guideline information.
Surgical Outcomes Resource Centre (SOURCE)
Mission: Increase the amount and quality of outcomes research activity in the Department of Surgery at McMaster's University Faculty of Health Sciences and promote evidence-based surgical practice.
System-linked Research Unit (SLRU)
Mission: Initiate, implement and co-ordinate studies of persons with co-existing problems simultaneously using health and social services, and test co-ordinated interventions to provide more effective service through linkage with multiple service agencies.