Research Funder Required Research Partnerships: A Qualitative Inquiry

Sibbald, S. L., Tetroe, J. & Graham, I.D. (2014). Research funder required research partnerships: A qualitative inquiry. Implementation Science,9(176), doi:10.1186/s13012-014-0176-y. http://www.implementationscience.com/content/9/1/176. Abstract Background: Researchers and funding agencies are increasingly showing interest in the application of research findings and focusing attention on engagement of knowledge-users in the research process as a means of increasing the uptake of

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Uncovering the Benefits of Participatory Research: Implications of a Realist Review for Health Research and Practice

Jagosh, J., Macaulay, A. C., Pluye, P., Salsberg, J., Bush, P. L.,Henderson, J., Sirett, E., Wong, G., Cargo, M., Herbert, C. P.,Seifer, S. D., Green, L. W., Greenhalgh, T. (2012). Uncovering the benefits of participatory research: Implications of a realist review for health research and practice. Milbank Quarterly, 90(2), 311–346. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3460206/ Abstract Context: Participatory

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The Art of Listening / L’art d’écouter

Usually comfortable with talking, and rarely short of an opinion, David Phipps reflects on listening as a key skill for knowledge brokers. Très à l’aise dans la parole et rarement à court d’opinion, David Phipps réfléchit à la capacité d’écoute comme qualité essentielle des courtiers de connaissance. In this video Budd Hall

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How Can We Support the Use of Systematic Reviews in Policymaking?

Lavis, J. N. (2009). How can we support the use of systematic reviews in policymaking? PLoS Med, 6(11), e1000141. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000141 http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000141 Abstract Policymakers need many types of research evidence-synthesized and packaged for them-and the use of this evidence supported in multiple complementary ways. Stakeholders who seek to influence the policymaking process have the

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Evaluating Health Research Impact: Development and Implementation of the Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Impact Framework

Graham, K. E. R., Chorzempa, P. A., Valentine, P. A., & Magnan, J. (2012). Evaluating health research impact: Development and implementation of the Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions impact framework. Research Evaluation, 21(5), 354-367. http://rev.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/5/354 Abstract Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS) is a Canadian-based, publicly funded, not-for-profit, provincial health research and innovation organization mandated

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Knowledge Translation is like Cellophane

This week's blog first appeared on the NeuroDevNet Blog on October 9, 2014 and is reposted here with permission. Knowledge translation catalyzes the movement of research evidence into impacts on policy and practice. We see the research. We see the impacts. We don’t notice the knowledge translation. Knowledge translation is like

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Knowledge Mobilization for Particle Physics? / Mobiliser les connaissances en physique des particules?

Giving a knowledge mobilization workshop to members of TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, was a new stretch for David Phipps. But it also helped to ask the question, is public engagement in research a necessary precursor for knowledge mobilization? Pour donner aux membres de TRIUMF, le laboratoire

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The Retreat of the State and the Future of Social Science

Baars, S. (2014). The retreat of the state and the future of social science. Management in Education, 28(1) 6-11. http://mie.sagepub.com/content/28/1/6.full.pdf Abstract Amidst deep cuts to public spending, the UK Coalition government announced in 2010 that it would be substantially reducing its subsidy of social science within higher education. As part of the same deficit

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At the Intersection of Community Engagement and Entrepreneurship / À l’intersection de l’engagement communautaire et de l’entrepreneuriat

We recently had the chance to present communityBUILD, York Region’s approach to supporting social ventures addressing food security and youth employment. There are a number of features that makes communityBUILD unique. Nous avons eu récemment l’occasion de présenter BATIRensemble, l’approche adoptée par la région de York pour appuyer les projets sociaux

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Whose Incentives and Whose Rewards?

This post by David Phipps, RIR-York, was first published on the Community Knowledge Exchange blog on August 6, 2014 and is reposted here with permission. I recently posted a Linked In discussion titled “It’s time to stop complaining about tenure and promotion and do something about it”. That post was based on

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Research Impact: Income for Outcome

Morgan, B. (2014). Research impact: Income for outcome. Nature, 5 (11), S72-S75. doi:10.1038/511S72a. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v511/n7510_supp/pdf/511S72a.pdf. No abstract, article attached below Thanks to @KMbeing for finding and sharing this paper with me. This short paper provides a snapshot of some efforts to measure (or at least monitor) the extra academic impacts of research in New Zealand and

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Step by Step Knowledge Brokering / Le courtage des connaissances pas à pas

For eight years York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit has been connecting university researchers to public and non-profit sector organizations in order to support research collaborations. In this blog post they describe the process they undertake to broker these relationships. Depuis huit années, l’unité de mobilisation des connaissances de York met en lien

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