Knowledge translation projects

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Mobilizing nocebo research to improve well-being

"Nocebo effects” are additional symptoms that patients experience due to negative expectations about their medical treatments. This project reviews necrebo behaviours and offers related practical workshops at hospitals and universities. These workshops should improve the quality of patient interactions, reduce preventable nocebo effects, increase patient adherence to their treatments and improve patient well-being.

Principle investigator: Amir Raz

Start date: July 14, 2020

Funding received: $20,000

Open Science Research Ethics Review

This project focuses on the ethical standards and guidelines that are necessary to enable responsible sharing of patient and research participant data and biospecimens with international research communities for Open Science. Its aim is to develop a risk-based research ethics review framework for projects using Open Science resources to advance these practices in an ethically-responsible manner.

Principle investigator: Jason Karamchandani

Start date: October 24, 2020

Funding received: $20,000

Neuroscience Mobilization at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

This partnership between the Convergence Initiative and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will encompass a six-month series of events that will make use of the MMFA collection, exhibitions, facilities and staff. The project will feature a monthly series of events including guided tours of the collection, lectures, art therapy workshops and a curated exhibition

Principle investigator: Keith Murai

Start date: November 14, 2020

Funding received: $20,000



VIVA Mental Health: Building Capacity for Knowledge Translation in Mental Health

The objective of the VIVA Mental Health Program is to strengthen capacity for knowledge translation (KT) of mental health knowledge. The program will have 3 components: 1) a Studio, to enable the production of high-quality digital content; 2) Workshops, a training program for KT and production of digital content; 3) an Awards competition, followed by active dissemination of the digital content

Principle investigator: Nicolas Cermakian

Start date: September 30, 2021

Funding received: $19,995


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