Evaluating knowledge translation

This two-part webinar series is for anyone interested in evaluating the difference you are making by coproducing, disseminating or advocating for Cochrane evidence. It will be especially useful for people who have knowledge translation (KT) work that they want to evaluate.

Webinar 1: How do we know we’re making a difference? Part 1: Tools to plan and evaluate your knowledge translation activities 

This 90 minute webinar will introduce you to simple tools to plan how to evaluate your KT activities. We will provide an example of how a Cochrane
Group has used analytics to see who they are reaching. We will provide you with a simple evaluation planning tool to use before the next webinar if you wish (optional), so you can get feedback from an experienced evaluator about your evaluation plans.


Webinar 2: How do we know we’re making a difference? Part 2: Collecting and analysing feedback

This 90 minute webinar will provide tips to help you strengthen your evaluation plans and ideas for developing survey and interview questions. We will provide an example of how some Cochrane teams have collected feedback using a survey. It is strongly encouraged that participants should have listened to the first webinar in the series before attending this one.

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Webinar 1: Monday, 2nd November 2020 09:00 UTC [click here for recording & accompanying materials]
Webinar 2: Tuesday, 1st December 2020 09:00 UTC [recording & accopanying materials available soon]

You will need a Cochrane Account to sign up for this webinar. If you don’t have a Cochrane Account you will be able to register for free on the following page. You will be able to use this account for all future activity. A brief guidance on how to sign up using your Cochrane Account is available here and if you have any problems, please contact support@cochrane.org

Presenter Bios

Debra de Silva is the Head of Evaluation at The Evidence Centre, an independent organisation that supports teams to use information to inform decisions. She works day-to-day with health and care services, consumers and policy makers in many parts of the world who are passionate about making a difference to improve wellbeing and services. She has been involved in more than 500 evaluations, including joint work with Cochrane.

Karen Head is the Cochrane Knowledge Translation (KT) Project Manager. In her role she aims to support the implementation of KT throughout Cochrane by working with members of the Cochrane Community to build tools and resources for implementing KT; by encouraging the sharing examples of great KT; and by bringing people who are doing KT, together.

Richard Morley is the Cochrane Consumer Engagement Officer. Richard supports the engagement in research of a growing community of healthcare consumers (patients, carers, and the public), and Cochrane groups and authors who wish to involve consumers in producing and disseminating Cochrane evidence.

Elena Kostova is the Managing Editor of Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Satellite based at the Center for Reproductive Medicine in Amsterdam UMC. Elena completed a PhD in immunology at Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation in Amsterdam and has a 5 year editorial and publishing experience from industry as well as academia. Knowledge translation and science communication has always been a passion of hers. Elena's main interests include social media, dissemination, and analytics.

Bey-Marrié Schmidt is a researcher based at Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council. She works on multi-country collaborative projects where she conducts qualitative and quantitative systematic reviews on public health and health systems interventions and contributes to knowledge translation activities. She is currently involved in the Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation Evaluation Support project.

Eugenie Johnson is the Assistant Managing Editor involved in the day-to-day management of Cochrane Incontinence. In addition to supporting review production processes, she also works on knowledge translation projects trying to increase the reach of Cochrane Incontinence evidence.