KTT: Getting Science Off The Shelf
Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) encompasses a suite of activities used to foster two-way communication between researchers and research users. The OMAFRA-U of G Partnership defines KTT as the transformation of knowledge into use through synthesis, exchange, dissemination, dialogue, collaboration and brokering among researchers and research users.
The goal of KTT is to enhance the impact of research by getting ‘science off the shelf’ and into the hands of people who need it. KTT builds on a long history of agricultural extension and works to foster early and consistent collaboration between researchers and research users.
KTT Funding Program accelerates the process
The OMAFRA-U of G Partnership administers a KTT funding program to advance research in the field of KTT and to accelerate the transfer of research knowledge into use. The program aims to:
- Advance the synthesis, dissemination and exchange of research knowledge about agriculture, food and rural sectors to relevant knowledge-users.
- Expand networking and collaboration among the U of G’s research community, partners, and stakeholders, including OMAFRA.
- Expand knowledge and best practices for successful translation, transfer and implementation of research knowledge.