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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

Real Impact at INORMS 2018

David Phipps was recently at INORMS 2018 presenting on impact literacy with Julie Bayley (University of Lincoln). Emerald Publishing wrote about their presence at INORMS as they launched their new brand, “Real World Impact”. They also wrote about two new Impact tools, the Impact Literacy Handbook and the Institutional Healthcheck. See below for links to […]

Read More…

The Future of Higher Education Is Social Impact / L’avenir de l’enseignement supérieur, c’est l’impact social

That’s the title of a post from the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). The author calls for university research to become more responsive to community needs. The Research Impact Canada universities seem to be way ahead of the curve, at least where US universities are concerned. C’est le titre d’un billet publié par la Stanford Social Innovation […]

Read More…

Building the Concept of Research Impact Literacy

Bayley, J.E., & Phipps, D.J. (2017) Building the concept of research impact literacy. Evidence & Policy. Published on line September 11, 2017. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/ep/pre-prints/content-ppevidpold1600027r2 Abstract Impact is an increasingly significant part of academia internationally, both in centralised assessment processes (for example, UK) and funder drives towards knowledge mobilisation (for example, Canada). However, narrowly focused measurement-centric approaches […]

Read More…

The Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics

Hicks, D. & Wouters, P. (2015). The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics. Nature, 520(7548), 429-431. https://www.nature.com/news/bibliometrics-the-leiden-manifesto-for-research-metrics-1.17351 No Abstract: “Use these ten principles to guide research evaluation, urge Diana Hicks, Paul Wouters and colleagues” This article lays out 10 principles of research evaluation. In a world increasingly obsessed with research metrics (quality – or excellence – […]

Read More…

Evolving the Co-Produced Pathway to Impact / Document conjoint sur la trajectoire vers l’impact : toujours plus de précision

In 2016, we published the co-produced pathway to impact (CPPI) with PREVNet to describe the processes that supported research to impact. Working with Kids Brain Health Network, KMb York has made some small and not so small additions to the pathway. En 2016, l’Unité de mobilisation des connaissances (MdC) de York publiait en collaboration avec […]

Read More…