Our Approach

MAGIC uses a 5-phase process to answer queries. The crosscutting principles to our approach focus on ensuring knowledge users’ needs for rigorous knowledge syntheses are met in a timely fashion, building capacity and mentorship, demonstrating research excellence, and using an integrated KT approach1.

The MAGIC approach to Knowledge Synthesis

* Note that processes may differ by research product

Once a query is approved, MAGIC uses a standardized 9-step method for knowledge synthesis. All steps are done in an iterative fashion with input from the knowledge users throughout.
MAGIC approach to Knowledge Synthesis


  1. Straus SE, Tetroe J, Graham ID. Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Wiley Online Library; 2013.