OPEN cross-cutting themesOPEN’s research projects are conducted in tandem across three cross-cutting themes.

Our knowledge translation team supports the translation and exchange of knowledge across all projects using a developmental evaluation design.

Our gender and vulnerable populations team supports the other projects in their incorporation of gender and various dimensions of vulnerability, including race/ethnicity, geography, disability, Aboriginality and others, into research designs, analyses and interpretation.

Our capacity-building team uses a mixed-methods training model to assess trainees, survey results and success measures, and to make recommendations for improvement.