UNBC HRI Knowledge Synthesis Centre
In 2019, the UNBC Health Research Institute (HRI) launched a Knowledge Synthesis Centre with the purpose of 1) expanding the capacity of UNBC and partner organizations including, Northern Health, to ask and answer health focused questions using synthesis methods, 2) enhancing rural and northern applicability of the evidence, and 3) setting up knowledge to be translated into action in policy and practice.
As a centre we have three core functions which we focus on:
- Collaborative Knowledge Synthesis Projects
- Projects where we work with external partners to respond to their knowledge user needs for synthesis of evidence contextualized for rural, remote and northern health issues, services and programs.
- Methodological Services & Supports
- Supporting health researchers developing and/or conducting knowledge synthesis projects by 1) providing consultations on synthesis methods, tools, budgets, and timelines, and 2) offering services to help them complete the review with experienced staff.
- Training & Capacity Building
- Building capacity among students, researchers, and partners through engagement in KS projects, practical experience conducting KS, and provision of KS resources, workshops, and webinars.