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Table 1 Nineteen core KT competencies retrieved from the literature

From: Core knowledge translation competencies: a scoping review

  KT Competencies
1. Knowledge
 1.1. Understanding the context
 1.2. Understanding the research process
 1.3. Sharing knowledge
 1.4. Being aware of evidence resources
 1.5. Understanding KT and EBP processes
 1.6. Understanding translation and dissemination activities
2. Skills
 2.1. Collaboration and teamwork
 2.2. Leadership
 2.3. Sharing knowledge
 2.4. Knowledge synthesis
 2.5. Dissemination of research findings
 2.6. Use of research findings (or research use)
 2.7. Fostering innovation
 2.8. Knowledge brokering
3. Attitudes
 3.1. Confidence
 3.2. Having trust
 3.3. Valuing research
 3.4. Self-directed lifelong commitment to learning
 3.5. Valuing teamwork
4. “Other”
 4.1. Knowledge of quality improvement methods and tools, communication strategies, and health policy and systems.
 4.2. Skills related to KT planning, project management, information technology use, sound judgment, and discretion/tact/diplomacy and resourcefulness.
 4.3. Attitudes such as integrity, commitment to professional work ethic and behaviour in interaction with contacts, commitment to high standards of professionalism, and interest in the latest developments in communications.