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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Planning for Knowledge Translation: A Researcher’s Guide

Ward, V., Smith, S., Foy, R. House, A. and Hamer, S. (2010). Planning for knowledge translation: A researcher's guide. Evidence & Policy. 6(4), 527-541. http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/75807/  Abstract Researchers are being strongly encouraged to incorporate knowledge translation strategies into their research applications, but there is relatively little clear guidance for them about precisely what this

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Jargon / Jargon

We are drowning in jargon and we lack clarity on definitions. Three days in Vancouver (Social Innovation Exchange), three days in Saskatoon (Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum) and two days in Lowell, Mass (Desphande Symposium - campus enterprise) brings a focus not on definition but on the operational uses of our

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Creating Research Impact: The Roles of Research Users in Interactive Research Mobilisation

Morton, S. (2014). Creating research impact: the roles of research users in interactive research mobilisation. Evidence and Policy, preprint. Abstract An impact assessment of research into children's concerns about their families and relationships found many ways research had been used in different sectors by different actors. Specific impacts from the research were

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Arts Based Knowledge Mobilization and the Role of Theatre / Le rôle du théâtre dans la mobilisation des connaissances par les arts

Theatre has a long tradition of being used as a vehicle of social influence like the morality plays of medieval and Tudor times. Theatre is an example of arts based knowledge mobilization and is an entertaining and engaging way to convey complex research informed messages. Le théâtre sert depuis longtemps de

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Knowledge Translation of Research Findings

Grimshaw, J. M., Eccles, M. P., Lavis, J. N., Hill, S. J. & Squires, J. E. (2012). Knowledge translation of research findings. Implementation Science,7(50), 1-17. http://www.implementationscience.com/content/7/1/50 Abstract Background: One of the most consistent findings from clinical and health services research is the failure to translate research into practice and policy. As a result of

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Integrating Research, Practice, and Policy: What We See Depends on Where We Stand

Kerner, J. F. (2008). Integrating research, practice, and policy: What we see depends on where we stand. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 14(2), 193-198. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18287927 Abstract In this special issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, the editors have taken on the important challenge of characterizing the current landscape of

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A Systematic Review of Barriers to and Facilitators of the use of Evidence by Policymakers

Oliver, K., Innvar, S., Lorenc, T., Woodman, J., & Thomas, J. (2014). A systematic review of barriers to and facilitators of the use of evidence by policymakers. BMC Health Services Research, 14:2.  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-2. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/2 Abstract Background: The gap between research and practice or policy is often described as a problem. To identify new barriers of and

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