JCOIN CTC: Your Dynamic Resource Partner for Research Dissemination

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The JCOIN Coordination and Translation Center (CTC) housed at George Mason University is dedicated to providing individually curated translation and dissemination services to JCOIN Research Hubs and the Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC) as well as stakeholder partners. Through a vast network of research, educational, training, and practitioner partners, the CTC works with JCOIN researchers, principal investigators (PIs), students, and staff to find the perfect, tailor-made solution to getting the word out about emerging findings, events, trainings, and engagements. 

In just four years, the CTC amassed enviable Practitioner and Stakeholder Boards with hundreds of members nationwide and a wide array of communication outlets that both translate and/or disseminate the amazing JCOIN work to a variety of audiences in a host of formats. Most prominently, this includes JCOIN Training and Engagement Center (JTEC)—the CTC’s online one-stop shop of educational resources to support professionals and the general public to learn about the science of addiction and evidence-informed practices to improve care and service delivery across a variety of settings. JTEC contains over 100+ webinars, trainings, courses (in a variety of short- and long-formats), and the popular Aced It: Turning Science Into Sense podcast, now with nearly 14,000 downloads. JTEC offers over 55 eLearning courses, with many that are produced and tailored in partnership with stakeholder partner associations including the Correctional Leaders Association, National District Attorneys Association, National Association for Children of Addiction, National Center for State Courts, The Council of State Governments, and JustLeadershipUSA. 

Recent initiatives by the CTC expand JCOIN’s emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI). A few notable CTC products related to DEI include the Aced It episodes (Season 1, episodes 1 and 11) on using person-first / person-centered language and the entire seventh season of Aced It, rolling out now with new episodes every Tuesday, specifically focusing on DEI within opioid/substance research. JTEC also recently launched the Conducting Ethical Research with Indigenous Persons & Native Nations eLearning course, co-developed by two tribal members and academics, Dr. Ariel Roddy and Dr. Carly Camplain. 

The JCOIN website stands as a comprehensive and readily available resource for researchers and stakeholders seeking support. It features a publications library, links to current funding opportunities, the JCOIN CONNECT platform to find partners, and the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) portal--a user-friendly platform that allows anyone to request free TTA assistance anytime. The CTC also hosts Stakeholder and Partner Boards which are designed to help disseminate research to the field, develop deep reach into organizations that impact stakeholders, and provide customized dissemination materials to specific audiences.

The CTC is more than just a support system; it’s your dedicated resource partner, actively seeking ways to collaborate for effective dissemination. For those interested in learning more or exploring collaborative ideas, please feel free to reach out to (email) or put in a request on www.jcoinctc.org