Stuff You Need to Know as a Knowledge Creator - From Educators to Researchers and Beyond

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session kicks off the Information in Action series brought to you by NSHA Library Services and Research & Innovation, the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU), and Dalhousie Libraries.

This introductory session will bring together bits and pieces of important info you need to know as a knowledge creator before you get started.

  • What supports are available to you?
  • When do you need ethics approval (and who should you get it from)?
  • How do you prepare for sharing your project outcomes?
  • How is authorship assigned?

Attendees at this session will also be introduced to two upcoming streams in this series this fall, each with its own audience and dates.

  1. Information in Action: Building Research Capacity from NSHA Research & Innovation targets early career investigators or research staff who are interested in learning more, assisting with or developing their own research studies. 
  2. Information in Action: Getting Buy-in for Your Knowledge Project has a broader audience and examines the way we support and engage in knowledge creation at work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify existing supports and guidance for knowledge creation
  • Identify when ethics approval is required, and from whom
  • Understand the value added by preparing for publication and knowledge sharing at the start of your project
  • Consider appropriate recognition of contributions to your project through authorship or other acknowledgement


Leah Boulos, Evidence Synthesis Coordinator, Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU)
Andrea Dean, Program Manager - Research Education, NSHA Research & Innovation
Lara Killian, Librarian Educator - Patient Pamphlets, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Katie McLean, Librarian Educator - Staff Training & Education, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Melissa Rothfus, Scholarly Communications Librarian, W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Dalhousie University

Join Us

In Person: RMU Multimedia Room, Room 114, Centre for Clinical Research, 5790 University Avenue, Halifax

Online: You will receive an email from the organizer prior to the event to join the session remotely.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00