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 same requirements. Policymakers […]

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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 to improve health, […]

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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 reduction strategy, the […]

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Deliberative Dialogues as a Strategy for System-Level Knowledge Translation and Exchange

I am pleased to welcome this guest journal club from Dr. Anneliese Poetz, Manager, KT Core for NeuroDevNet. She is writing on the following article: Boyko, J. A., Lavis, J. N., & Dobbins, M. (2014). Deliberative dialogues as a strategy for system-level knowledge translation and exchange. Healthcare Policy, 9(4),122-131. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24973488 Abstract We undertook a case study in order […]

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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 Australia. The […]

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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 means or how […]

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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 harder to identify. […]

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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 these evidence-practice and […]

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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 knowledge translation research […]

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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 facilitators to the […]

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