KT Framework and implementation

Cochrane’s vision is a world of improved health where decisions about health and health care are informed by high-quality, relevant and up-to-date synthesized research evidence.

Knowledge translation (KT) is essential in achieving this vision and maximizes the benefit of the work of our contributors. The Framework puts KT at the heart of our organization.

The Cochrane KT Framework defines the role of Knowledge Translation for Cochrane to coordinate KT activities across the organization, and supports those who are well-placed to undertake this role.


In order to integrate the KT Framework into Cochrane, we have developed an implementation plan. The implementation plan breaks down this Framework into discrete, although often interdependent packages (WPs), led by Working Groups consisting of contributors from within and outside Cochrane.

Working Groups

In 2018, eight Working Groups were created in order to lead KT activities focused on the following themes:

  1. Embedding prioritization
  2. Improving and up-scaling KT products
  3. Multi-language approaches to KT
  4. Growing capacity in users of Cochrane’s evidence
  5. Strategic partnerships
  6. Building KT infrastructure and internal capacity within Cochrane
  7. Common/plain language
  8. Evaluation and monitoring of our KT processes and practices

More information about each of these Working Groups and their members can be found, here.