Strengthening impact through people. Or ‘Why REF is like your mother in law’ / Augmenter l’impact grâce aux personnes, ou Pourquoi le Research Excellence Framework (REF, organisme d’évaluation de la recherche universitaire au R.-U.) ressemble un peu à une belle-mère

Julie Bayley (Coventry University, UK) is collaborating with David Phipps (RIR-York) under a Fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. They are working on competencies for knowledge brokers and the new concept of “impact literacy”. This first appeared on Julie’s blog on June 22, 2016.  Julie Bayley (Coventry University, R.-U.) et David Phipps (RIR-York) sont […]

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What is the Role of Scholarly Publishing in Research Impact? / Comment les publications savantes contribuent-elles à l’impact de la recherche ?

This was the question posed at the Society for Scholarly Publishing in a session on knowledge mobilization. Panelists spoke about the use of social media, videos and other forms of “creative dissemination” such as apps. David Phipps spoke about impacts of research beyond the academy derived from engaged methods of knowledge mobilization. C’est la question […]

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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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A Collaborative Approach to Defining the Usefulness of Impact: Lessons From a Knowledge Exchange Project Involving Academics and Social Work Practitioners

Wilkinson, H., Gallagher, M., & Smith, M. (2012). A collaborative approach to defining the usefulness of impact: Lessons from a knowledge exchange project involving academics and social work practitioners. Evidence & Policy, 8(3), 311-327. Abstract This paper reports on a knowledge exchange project involving academics and practitioners in six local authority social work departments. It […]

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Five Steps to Research Impact / Cinq étapes pour que la recherche ait un impact

Knowledge brokering, the formation and support of community campus collaborations, is a key knowledge mobilization method that helps to maximize the social and economic impacts of research. A recent article from York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit breaks that method down into five steps. Le courtage de connaissances, c’est-à-dire la formation et le renforcement de collaborations entre […]

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CARA-ACAAR Webinar – Enhancing Research Impact / Webinaire CARA-ACAAR – Renforcer l’impact de la recherche

Alison Ariss of the University of British Columbia (UBC) led a recent webinar for research administrators.  Covering the topic of research impact, she shared insights from a pilot project at UBC on this topic. Alison Ariss de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique (UBC) a dirigé récemment un webinaire destiné aux administrateurs de recherche. Elle y a […]

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Indicators at the Interface: Managing Policymaker-Researcher Collaboration

This month’s journal club is written by Anneliese Poetz, Manager of the Knowledge Translation Core for NeuroDevNet, a Network of Centres of Excellence undertaking research, training and knowledge translation focused on childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. Kothari, A., MacLean, L., Edwards, N. & Hobbs, A. (2011). Indicators at the interface: Managing policymaker-researcher collaboration. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 9, […]

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Evaluating Health Research Impact: Development and Implementation of the Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Impact Framework

Graham, K. E. R., Chorzempa, P. A., Valentine, P. A., & Magnan, J. (2012). Evaluating health research impact: Development and implementation of the Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions impact framework. Research Evaluation, 21(5), 354-367. http://rev.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/5/354 Abstract Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is a Canadian-based, publicly funded, not-for-profit, provincial health research and innovation organization mandated to improve health, […]

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The Retreat of the State and the Future of Social Science

Baars, S. (2014). The retreat of the state and the future of social science. Management in Education, 28(1) 6-11. http://mie.sagepub.com/content/28/1/6.full.pdf Abstract Amidst deep cuts to public spending, the UK Coalition government announced in 2010 that it would be substantially reducing its subsidy of social science within higher education. As part of the same deficit reduction strategy, the […]

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