Impacts, “Grimpacts”, and “Himpacts”

I was in Bilbao, Spain recently teaching in a course titled “Implementing a National Health Research Strategy” and one session raised ethical considerations of research impacts. Grimpacts were mentioned and I invented a new term, “himpact”: the impact of research that excludes women and trans people. Disponible en français I think we are all comfortable […]

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Association of Commonwealth Universities Supports Impact / L’Association des universités du Commonwealth soutient l’impact

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) released their new strategic plan “The Road to 3030” on March 15, 2019. Launching the strategic plan, ACU states “The ACU believes that universities make a critical contribution to sustainable development across the Commonwealth and beyond.” Three of the five goals in this strategic plan link to knowledge mobilization […]

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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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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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Impact Strategy Checklist / Une liste de vérification pour la stratégie d’impact

Most grant applications now require the applicant to describe what the impacts of the research will be and how the applicant (and partners) will create those impacts. We have developed a checklist to assess the completeness of the grant application impact strategy. La plupart des formulaires de demande de subvention exigent maintenant que les candidats […]

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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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Planning for Impact / Impact prévu – et planifié !

Research Impact Canada recently approved its Strategic and Operational Plan. Sure we’re 1/3 of the way through our 2017-2020 three year planning period. But the next two years are going to fly by. Le Réseau Impact Recherche Canada vient d’adopter son Plan stratégique et opérationnel. C’est vrai que le tiers de notre calendrier triennal 2017-2020 est […]

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