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Table 2 Integrated knowledge translation activities

From: Collaborative governance in the Quebec Cancer Network: a realist evaluation of emerging mechanisms of institutionalization, multi-level governance, and value creation using a longitudinal multiple case study design

Target Knowledge translation activities integrated into research
On-site collaborators, including persons living with and beyond cancer, clinicians, healthcare managers, and policy makers • Announcement of the funding of the study during the Quebec Cancer Program Symposium
• Strategic meetings with knowledge users (e.g. opinion leaders, collaborators) using bidirectional exchanges, deliberative process and reflexive approach throughout the research process to ensure early detection of obstacles, facilitating elements, controversies, and solutions
• Access to the research team for on-site collaborators
• Diffusion of newsletters or brief reports every 4 months reporting study progress and learnings
• Discussions around the intermediate findings of the study in site meetings
Academic communities • Involvement of junior researchers in teaching cancer care delivery: graduate students, physicians and health professionals
• Diffusion of study results in classes lectured by the study researchers and collaborators in six different universities
• Contribution to training and continuing education of health professionals
• Mobilization of research networks in Quebec and Canada
Large scale • Mobilization of partner networks: Direction générale de cancérologie (National Cancer Directorate), cancer networks, Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (National Institute for Excellence in Health and Social Services)
• Access to university and interuniversity networks: Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research (RRISIQ), Chaire de recherche sur la qualité et la sécurité des soins aux personnes atteintes de cancer de l’Université de Sherbrooke, Chaire Santé et Territoire du Groupe de recherche Asclépios de l’Université Clermont-Auvergne
• Presentations in conferences: Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), Canada’s Applied Research in Cancer Control Conference, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), ASCO Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium
• Publication of the results on the website of Prof. Tremblay’s Research Chair to allow continuing knowledge transfer about the issues pertaining to collaborative governance
• Publications in open access journals
Dissemination • Creation and use of communication tools to disseminate the results of the study, adapted to target audiences, including summary documents (research notes or policy briefs) for policy makers, clinicians, and the general public.