Communities of Practice or CoPs are groups of people who are committed to each other to offer support, share learning, and develop new knowledge in order to advance practice on a specific topic. This mechanism for knowledge exchange can be extremely effective when strong leadership, dedicated human resources (e.g. knowledge brokers, information specialists, resource coordinators, etc.), and engaged members all contribute to the perceived value and impact of a community of practice on knowledge transfer. See below current CoPs supported by CDRAKE.