PEP Talks – From Research to Real-World Impact

Your research is important, but may not reach the people who can use it to make our world a better place. It is difficult to get in a room with the right people at the table, and once you have, even more difficult to convey the importance of your work and its policy implications in a manner that has the potential to influence or impact the policy development process. If you are passionate about creating real-world, sustainable change with your research, but you have difficulty communicating your findings in a way that is meaningful for non-academic audiences, this e-learning series is for you.

This course aims to enhance a trainee’s understanding of knowledge translation as a process to creating research impact. Specifically, how knowledge translation can be used in the policy context to communicate research findings to government audiences. Over the course of the series, trainees will learn essential knowledge translation concepts, how research evidence is typically used when developing policy, and how to prepare a policy brief on their research findings.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand how public policy is developed, how political prioritize are set, and the differences between level of policy
  • Understand how government policy-makers incorporate research evidence into their decision-making processes and identify opportunities to provide research evidence that can inform or influence these processes
  • Write a clear and concise policy brief as a KT strategy, which includes the ability to identify and develop key messages from research findings

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