How to engage stakeholders in research: Design principles to support improvement

Boaz, A., Hanney, S., Borst, R., O’Shea, A., & Kok, M. (2018). How to engage stakeholders in research: Design principles to support improvement. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1), 60. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0337-6   Abstract Background: Closing the gap between research production and research use is a key challenge for the health research system. Stakeholder engagement is […]

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Knowledge translation: The rise of implementation

Barwick, M., Dubrowski, R., & Petricca, K. (2020). Knowledge translation: The rise of implementation. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research. https://ktdrr.org/products/kt-implementation/KT-Implementation-508.pdf   Introduction In 2007, the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR) commissioned the report, Knowledge Translation: Introduction to Models, Strategies, and Measures (Sudsawad, 2007) to provide an overview of the field […]

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How to evaluate ex ante impact of funding proposals? An analysis of reviewers’ comments on impact statements

Lai Ma, Junwen Luo, Thomas Feliciani, Kalpana Shankar, How to evaluate ex ante impact of funding proposals? An analysis of reviewers’ comments on impact statements, Research Evaluation, rvaa022, https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvaa022   Abstract Impact statements are increasingly required and assessed in grant applications. In this study, we used content analysis to examine the ‘comments on impact’ section […]

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Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science

  National Cancer Institute (2018) Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science. https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/IS/docs/NCI-DCCPS-ImplementationScience-WhitePaper.pdf   Excerpt from Preface Despite clear recognition of the value of qualitative research methods within implementation studies, there remains confusion as to which methods to use, how to best use them, and what guidance investigators should follow in their application. The Qualitative Research in […]

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Implementation science made too simple: a teaching tool

Curran, G.M. (2020) Implementation science made too simple: a teaching tool. Implementation Science Communications 1:27. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43058-020-00001-z   Abstract Background: The field of implementation science is growing and becoming more complex. When teaching new learners, providing a clear definition of implementation science and a description of its place among related fields can be difficult. The author […]

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Research Impact Through Matchmaking (RITM): Why and How to Connect Researchers and Practitioners

Levine, A.S. (2020) Research Impact Through Matchmaking (RITM): Why and How to Connect Researchers and Practitioners. Political Science & Politics. 53(2):265-269 https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096519001720   Abstract Researchers and practitioners increasingly want to learn from one another and work together to solve problems. This article presents results from a new evidence-based approach for connecting them, called Research Impact […]

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Reporting health research translation and impact in the curriculum vitae: a survey

Boland, L., Brosseau, L., Caspar, S. et al. Reporting health research translation and impact in the curriculum vitae: a survey. Implement Sci Commun 1, 20 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s43058-020-00021-9   Abstract  Background: Increasingly, health researchers must demonstrate the impact and real-life applications of their research. We investigated how health researchers with expertise in knowledge translation report research […]

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Does engagement predict research user? An analysis of The Conversation Annual Survey 2016

Zardo, P., Barnett, A.G., Suzor, N. and Cahill, T. (2018) Does engagement predict research user? An analysis of The Conversation Annual Survey 2016. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192290. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192290   Abstract The impact of research on the world beyond academia has increasingly become an area of focus in research performance assessments internationally. Impact assessment is expected […]

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Implementation support practitioners – a proposal for consolidating a diverse evidence base

Albers, B., Metz, A. and Burke., K. (2020) Implementation support practitioners – a proposal for consolidating a diverse evidence base. BMC Health Services Research. 20:368. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05145-1   Abstract Background: Workforce development for implementation practice has been identified as a grand challenge in health services. This is due to the embryonic nature of the existing research […]

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How does integrated knowledge translation compare to other collaborative research approaches to generating and translating knowledge?

Nguyen, T., Graham, I.D. et al (2020) How does integrated knowledge translation (IKT) compare to other collaborative research approaches to generating and translating knowledge? Learning from experts in the field. Health Research Policy and Systems. 18:35. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-020-0539-6   Abstract Background: Research funders in Canada and abroad have made substantial investments in supporting collaborative research approaches […]

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