Critical Appraisal of Research Impact Pathways / Éloge critique des moyens d’amplifier l’impact de la recherche

David Phipps (RIR-York) and Julie Bayley (Coventry University) The National Institute for Health Research (UK) and the Association of Medical Research Charities held an impact forum on April 27, 2016. We were invited to kick at some of the popular impact pathways by asking five critical questions. Deux établissements britanniques, le National Institute for Health […]

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Impact Cousins, but Maybe Not (yet) Siblings / Cousins par l’impact, mais pas encore tout à fait frères…

A Canadian, a Brit, two Dutch and someone from Flanders went to Philadelphia for three days. We found an impact tribe, but one that turned out to be more diverse than anticipated. Un Canadien, un Britannique, deux Hollandais et un Flamand s’en vont à Philadelphie pour trois jours. Au-delà de leur parenté certaine, ils se découvrent des […]

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Designing Environmental Research for Impact

Campbell, C. A., Lefroy, E. C., Caddy-Retalic, S., Bax, N., Doherty, P. J., Douglas, M. M., Johnson, D., Possingham, H. P., Specht, A., Tarte, D & West, J. (2015). Designing environmental research for impact. Science of the Total Environment, 534, 4-13. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969714016830  Highlights This paper explores how environmental research can be more influential. Transdisciplinary research means researchers […]

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Impact is Measured by Talking to Partners Not Researchers / L’impact se mesure en parlant aux partenaires plutôt qu’aux chercheurs

Researchers either don’t know or overestimate the impact of their research beyond the academy. Here are some ways to foster closer connections between researchers and policy makers and identify stories where research had an impact beyond the academy. Soit les chercheurs ne connaissent pas l’impact de leurs travaux à l’extérieur de l’université, soit ils le […]

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What Data Are the Right Data to Show That Public Research Works?

This article was written by Jane Barratt, Chair of the NCE Monitoring Committee, speaking about the need to move investments in research beyond academic impacts to supporting sustained economic, social and environmental benefits. To do this the NCEs will need to evaluate using methods “beyond traditional indicators such as patents, start-ups and publications”. This article […]

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Knowledge Brokering to Enhance the Impact of Academic Research on Public Policy

This post by David Phipps, RIR-York, first appeared on Politics & Ideas: a think net on December 9, 2014 and is reposted here with permission.  Canadian academic research in all disciplines is among the best in the world but Canada is not extracting full social and economic value from this research. Connecting campuses with local […]

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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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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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The International School of Research Impact Assessment, Barcelona, September 15-19 / The International School of Research Impact Assessment, Barcelone, du 15 au 19 septembre

The International School of Research Impact Assessment will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on September 15-19, 2013. Kathryn Graham, a co-organizer of the five day school, shares some information about this exciting event in this guest post. La première rencontre de « l’École internationale d’évaluation de l’impact de la recherche » a eu lieu à Barcelone, en Espagne, du […]

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