Ways to Become Involved in the
Health Research Network
Participant Role Descriptions
Knowledge User: As a Knowledge User you will be involved as an active member of the core team to develop and carry out the proposed activities of the Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network. Knowledge Users can be Indigenous Elders, and/or Indigenous Knowledge Holders, Indigenous or non-Indigenous community members, trainees (e.g. students and post-doctoral fellows), and decision makers within Atlantic Canada. A Knowledge User is an individual:
- who is likely to be able to use the knowledge generated through research in order to make informed decisions about health policies, programs and/or practices;
- whose level of engagement in the research process may vary in intensity and complexity depending on the nature of the research and their information needs;
- who can be, but is not limited to, a practitioner, policy maker, educator, decision maker, health care administrator, community leader, or an individual in a health charity, patient group, private sector organization or a media outlet.
- additional resources and examples are available on Knowledge User Engagement.
you will be involved as an active member of the core team to develop and carry out the proposed activities of the Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network. As a Co-Applicant, you can be the following:
· an individual who is autonomous regarding their research activities; and has an academic or research appointment.
· A Trainee can include, for example: pre-university/entry-level students, college students, undergraduate and graduate university students, and post-doctoral fellows.
Once you have determined how you would like to be involved, or if you have questions about your possible role in this proposed Network, please email Kathleen.Murphy@dal.ca and cc Karina Branje at Karina.Branje@dal.ca