KTE is a process of exchange between researchers and stakeholders/knowledge-users designed to make relevant research information available and accessible to stakeholders for use in practice, planning and policy-making.
Stakeholders are involved early in the research process to provide guidance to shape the research questions and information about the context in which research results are likely to be used.
The KTE process is supported by user-friendly materials and a corporate communications strategy that enhances the Institute's ability to communicate effectively with its stakeholders.
KTE also works to build capacity in IWH audiences to understand research evidence and how it applies to decision-making.
Five key principles for evidence-based KTE
- What? Key messages must be clear, compelling "ideas" backed by a body of rigourous research
- To Whom? The interaction should be specific to the audience
- By Whom? The messenger must be considered credible by the audience
- How? Interactive engagement between the messenger and the audience is ideal
- With What Effect? Performance measures must be audience specific and appropriate to the context