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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A Better Measure of Research From the Global South

Lebel, J. & McLean, R. (2018). A better measure of research from the global south. Nature, 559, 23-26. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05581-4 Abstract Funders Jean Lebel and Robert McLean describe a new tool for judging the value and validity of science that attempts to improve lives. This is a good article for anyone interested in assessing the research […]

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Knowledge Mobilization Practices of Researchers

Cooper, A., Rodway, J. and Read R. (2018) Knowledge mobilization practices of researchers. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 48(1), 1 – 21. http://journals.sfu.ca/cjhe/index.php/cjhe/article/view/187983 Abstract Researchers are under increasing pressure to disseminate research more widely with non-academic audiences (efforts we call knowledge mobilization, KMb) and to articulate the value of their research beyond academia to broader […]

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Community-Based Participatory Research and Integrated Knowledge Translation: Advancing the Co-Creation of Knowledge

Jull, J., Giles, A. & Graham, I. D. (2017). Community-based participatory research and integrated knowledge translation: Advancing the co-creation of knowledge. Implementation Science, 12, 150. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-017-0696-3 Abstract Background: Better use of research evidence (one form of “knowledge”) in health systems requires partnerships between researchers and those who contend with the real-world needs and constraints of health systems. […]

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