Research Impact Responsibilities: Policy Alternatives for Canada

MacGregor, S. (2019). Research impact responsibilities: Policy alternatives for Canada. Graduate Student Symposium, Selected Papers 2019. https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/26034 Abstract How research evidence comes to have impacts in academic and nonacademic arenas is increasingly becoming a focal point in scholarly discourse across scholarly disciplines and jurisdictional boundaries. However, despite the growing recognition that research impact is a […]

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Assessing the Impact of Healthcare Research: A Systematic Review of Methodological Frameworks

Cruz Rivera, S., Kyte, D.G., Aiyegbusi, O.L., Keeley, T.J., & Calvert, M.J. (2017). Assessing the impact of healthcare research: A systematic review of methodological frameworks. PLoS Medicine 14(8): e1002370. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002370 Abstract Background: Increasingly, researchers need to demonstrate the impact of their research to their sponsors, funders, and fellow academics. However, the most appropriate way of […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Influencing Policy: A Systematic Review of Advice to Academics

Oliver, K. & Cairney, P. (2019). The dos and don’ts of influencing policy: A systematic review of advice to academics. Palgrave Communications, 5(21). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0232-y Abstract Many academics have strong incentives to influence policymaking but may not know where to start. We searched systematically for, and synthesised, the ‘how to’ advice in the academic peer-reviewed and […]

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ISRIA Statement: Ten-Point Guidelines for an Effective Process of Research Impact Assessment

Adam, P., Ovseiko, P.V., Grant, J., Graham, K.E.A., Boukhris, O.F., Dowd, A-M., Balling, G.V., Christensen, R.N., Pollitt, A., Taylor, M., Sued, O., Hinrichs-Krapels, S., Solans‐Domènech, M., Chorzempa, H., & the International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA). (2018). ISRIA statement: Ten-point guidelines for an effective process of research impact assessment. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16:8, […]

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Assessing Health Research and Innovation Impact: Evolution of a Framework and Tools in Alberta, Canada

Graham, K.E.R., Langlois-Klassen, D., Adam, S.A.M., Chan, L., & Chorzempa, H. (2018) Assessing health research and innovation impact: Evolution of a framework and tools in Alberta, Canada. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analysis, 3, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.3389/frma.2018.00025 Abstract Publicly funded research and innovation (R&I) organizations around the world are facing increasing demands to demonstrate the impacts of their […]

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Reviewer Training to Assess Knowledge Translation in Funding Applications is Long Overdue

Scarrow, G., Angus, D., & Holmes, B. (2017). Reviewer training to assess knowledge translation in funding applications is long overdue. Research integrity and Peer Review, 2(13), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41073-017-0037-8 Abstract Background: Health research funding agencies are placing a growing focus on knowledge translation (KT) plans, also known as dissemination and implementation (D&I) plans, in grant applications to […]

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Implementation Matters: A Review of Research on the Influence of Implementation on Program Outcomes and the Factors Affecting Implementation and Narrative Review of Models and Success Factors for Scaling up Public Health Interventions

KMb Journal Club review by Anneliese Poetz, KT Manager, Kids Brain Health Network   Durlak, J. A. & DuPre, E. P. (2008). Implementation matters: A review of research on the influence of implementation on program outcomes and the factors affecting implementation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 41, 327-350. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10464-008-9165-0 Milat A.J., Bauman, A., & Redman, […]

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The Best Research Is Produced When Researchers and Communities Work Together

The best research is produced when researchers and communities work together. (2018). Nature, 562, 7 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06855-7?sf199418394 Durose, C., Richardson, L. & Perry, B. (2018). Craft metrics to value co-production. Nature, 562, 32-33 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06860-w No Abstract This month’s journal club will make most readers go “well…duh”. Two editorials in Nature about co-production. Regular readers of this journal club will learn little […]

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Knowledge Mobilization as a Tool of Institutional Governance: Exploring Academics’ Perceptions of “Going Public”

Cain, K., Shore, K., Weston, C., & Sanders, C. B. (2018). Knowledge mobilization as a tool of institutional governance: Exploring academics’ perceptions of “going public”. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 48(2), 39-54. http://journals.sfu.ca/cjhe/index.php/cjhe/article/view/188072/pdf Abstract In Canada there are growing discussions concerning the role of publicly funded universities and the impact of academic research. The integration […]

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Making an Impact: A Shared Framework for Assessing the Impact of Health Services and Policy Research on Decision-Making

Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance (2018). Making an impact: A shared framework for assessing the impact of health services and policy research on decision-making. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5adc92_3ae941eaedb04ab4a66b6f83f98a479d.pdf?platform=hootsuite&mc_cid=47f94af269&mc_eid=ffbad33983 No Abstract. There is a ton in this report all directed towards assessing the impacts of health services and policy research (HSPR). It builds on the impact assessment framework of […]

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