Research Impact Canada co-hosts largest knowledge mobilization conference in Canada

  On November 24-26, 2020 RIC co-hosted the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, in partnership with the Ottawa-based Institute for Knowledge Mobilization. The event was held online this year due to COVID-19. This popular annual conference was founded in 2012 by the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization to support a growing international community in knowledge mobilization. This year, […]

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RIC/ARIS 2021 Summit- Call for Proposals Now Open!

  Centre for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) and Research Impact Canada (RIC) are partnering to host the 2021 Conference on Research Impact & Public Engagement at the Intersection of the Future Workforce – Virtual, May 10-13, 2021.   Our Call for Proposals for Presentation Sessions is now open!   Plenary sessions, speakers, and panels will […]

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Building the concept of research impact literacy- FREE access to article until Dec 31st

Bayley, J.E and Phipps, D. (2019) Building the concept of  research impact literacy, Evidence & Policy, vol 15, no 4, 597–606,  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1332/174426417X15034894876108   Research impact is being recognized as crucial in academia and is being incorporated into its processes. Now it is more important than ever to understand how to assess impact. In Julie […]

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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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Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum postponed to November 24-25, 2020

Reposting from http://www.knowledgemobilization.net/covid-19-delays-ckf20/ In light of public health concerns related to the coronavirus, Research Impact Canada and the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization are postponing the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, originally scheduled for June 8-9. The new date is November 24-25 and remains at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We remain committed to co-creating a conference experience that reflects your interests, experience, […]

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Exploring the frontiers of research co-production: the Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network concept papers

Graham, I.D., McCutcheon, C. & Kothari, A. Exploring the frontiers of research co-production: the Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network concept papers. Health Res Policy Sys 17, 88 (2019) https://health-policy-systems.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12961-019-0501-7   Abstract Research co-production is about doing research with those who use it. This approach to research has been receiving increasing attention from research funders, academic […]

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Broadening the Scope of Impact

Harland, K. and O’Connor, H. (2015) Broadening the Scope of Impact. http://www.smalladvancedeconomies.org/wp-content/uploads/SAEI_Impact-Framework_Feb_2015_Issue2.pdf Forward (this report does not have an abstract) This report is prepared by the Science and Innovation group of the Small Advanced Economies Initiative (SAEI). The SAEI brings officials and experts from New Zealand, Israel, Singapore, Denmark, Finland, and Ireland together to consider […]

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Research Impact Responsibilities: Policy Alternatives for Canada

MacGregor, S. (2019). Research impact responsibilities: Policy alternatives for Canada. Graduate Student Symposium, Selected Papers 2019. https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/26034 Abstract How research evidence comes to have impacts in academic and nonacademic arenas is increasingly becoming a focal point in scholarly discourse across scholarly disciplines and jurisdictional boundaries. However, despite the growing recognition that research impact is a […]

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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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