How to evaluate ex ante impact of funding proposals? An analysis of reviewers’ comments on impact statements

Lai Ma, Junwen Luo, Thomas Feliciani, Kalpana Shankar, How to evaluate ex ante impact of funding proposals? An analysis of reviewers’ comments on impact statements, Research Evaluation, rvaa022, https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvaa022 Abstract Impact statements are increasingly required and assessed in grant applications. In this study, we used content analysis to examine the ‘comments on impact’ section of […]

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Power and Privilege in Peer Review

David Phipps was recently asked to speak to a research funder and some community reviewers about community engagement and inclusion in peer review of global health research grants. Issues of power and privilege come to play when combining community/public/patient reviewers with academic reviewers. It’s a nice idea but it isn’t effective in common practice. He […]

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Knowledge mobilization will help Canada face the next major challenge

“Researchers from the social sciences and humanities have helped policy-makers during the pandemic. How can we support future collaborations?” Check out this recent op ed, published in Policy Options by Ursula Gobel, Vice President Stakeholder Engagement and Advancement of Society.   The following link has been posted with permission from the author Knowledge mobilization will […]

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Reviewing the use and effectiveness of arts-based approaches for public engagement with research

  The following summary is reposted with permission from Sarah Ball (RAND Corporation). It is a summary of extensive work that they have completed on arts based methods for public engagement. On the summary page there is a link to the free e book (111 pages) and additional appendices are also available (in English only). […]

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Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science

  National Cancer Institute (2018) Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science. https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/IS/docs/NCI-DCCPS-ImplementationScience-WhitePaper.pdf   Excerpt from Preface Despite clear recognition of the value of qualitative research methods within implementation studies, there remains confusion as to which methods to use, how to best use them, and what guidance investigators should follow in their application. The Qualitative Research in […]

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Tenure and promotion is an issue for engaged scholars but maybe not for the reason you think

David Phipps thinks tenure/promotion policies are probably just fine. It is the tenure/promotion committees that are challenging for engaged scholars. Tenure and promotion (T&P) has long been an issue for engaged scholars. Engaged scholarship takes longer than solo research. Processes of engagement must contend with issues related to power and the time it takes to […]

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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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Introduction to Knowledge Mobilization Course at the University of Guelph

  Are you interested in learning how to make an impact with the important work you are doing? How can you make a real difference and move your research into action?   The Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph is offering three short courses that will introduce you to the fundamentals of knowledge […]

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