High-Five sites for January 2016

Some members of our team have a high-five tradition — capturing pictures of themselves high-fiving key influencers or upstanding members of the community. In keeping with the high-five, every month, we’ll highlight five sites we like, rely on, and/or hope will be of interest to our readers.

Want to increase your productivity, improve your research impact, or find tools and methods related to Knowledge Translation? The members of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation’s KT platform present some of their favourite sites to welcome in the new year:

High-Five #1. Trello

Trello has become a useful task-management tool for our team. It helps us organize our schedules, manage our editorial blog, and even acclimate new employees. Users create tasks, called “cards” and assign them to user-defined lists. Cards can be easily dragged from one list to the next, and can feature notes, checklists, due dates, colour-codes, and even attachments to help us collaborate on our work and keep our projects on task. Stay tuned for a more elaborate post detailing how to use and get the most out of Trello.

High five trello board

High-Five #2. Research to Action

A great resource and Twitter follow for information on: the Theory of Change, how to make your research accessible, and how to use digital tools (among many other useful subjects). Research to Action provides how-to’s for a number of key communication and engagement activities to help extend the reach of your research and be more strategic and effective in your communications.

High five Research to action twitter screenshot

High-Five #3. The National Collaborating Centre ‘Registry’

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools has assembled a registry of many knowledge translation resources that highlights methods and tools relevant to public health, including brief summary statements and links to particular methods or tools. The registry features topics like: conditions for successful knowledge brokering, evaluating knowledge translation interventions, and diffusion principles to increase uptake and adoption of innovations.

High-Five #4. Science on the Go

Have 5 seconds? A group of Canadian Graduate students built a website that summarizes– in just a few words — the latest science that is useful in daily life. Browse the tabs across the top for easily digestible summaries. Find something peaks your interest? They also link to each full report.

High five Useful science screenshot

High-Five #5. Evidence Network

Evidence Network is a non-partisan web-based project that unpacks the latest evidence on health policy issues for the media. It is also a great twitter and facebook follow!

Your turn:

Got a favourite website, online article or KT tool? Share in the comments section below, and we might feature it next month!

About the author

Leah Crockett is a Knowledge Translation Coordinator with the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation and the Knowledge Broker for Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK), a national knowledge mobilization network for pediatric emergency medicine.

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