Filling the gap between evidence, policy and practice: are 45 and Up Study researchers planning for impact?

Ha TC, McNamara M, Melo L, Frost EK, Moore GM. Filling the gap between evidence, policy and practice: are 45 and Up Study researchers planning for impact? Public Health Res Pract. 2022; Online early publication. Published 18 May 2022. https://doi.org/10.17061/phrp32122207 Abstract Aim: To improve health outcomes, policy and practice decisions should be guided by relevant […]

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Switching from stakeholder

The word stakeholder is becoming increasingly contested due to its colonial connotations. Has this hit your radar and are you trying out other words? In November, Mark Reed posted a thought piece on the use of the word stakeholder concluding “ultimately that means re-thinking our use of the word “stakeholder”.” The issue with the word […]

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New book from Julie Bayley helps us all develop an impact literate mindset

My colleague and co-author, Julie Bayley from the Lincoln Impact Literacy Institute (UK) has published “Creating Meaningful Impact: The Essential Guide to Developing an Impact-Literate Mindset”. She describes the book in her blog post that she has given us permission to repost in Mobilize This! As all things Julie, this book has serious content presented with humour […]

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Assessing research excellence: Evaluating the Research Excellence Framework

Mehmet Pinar, Timothy J Horne, Assessing research excellence: Evaluating the Research Excellence Framework, Research Evaluation, Volume 31, Issue 2, April 2022, Pages 173–187, https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvab042 Abstract Performance-based research funding systems have been extensively used around the globe to allocate funds across higher education institutes (HEIs), which led to an increased amount of literature examining their use. […]

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Transform your impact

Knowledge translation, mobilization and research impact is flooding the globe and bringing research benefits to society. Let’s explore where it all started – and how you can now transform your impact from anywhere in the world with the Research Impact Summit. Tracing research impact’s evolution Terms like knowledge translation and research impact, and others that […]

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17 years from research to impact – is this true?

By David Phipps (York University; @mobilemobilizer) We often say that it takes on average 17 years for health research to turn into a new or improved clinical practice. Is this true? And what about in other disciplines? Morris, Wooding and Grant[1] reviewed the literature on time lags between research and its use in clinical practice […]

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Pursuing impact in research: towards an ethical approach

Bærøe, K., Kerasidou, A., Dunn, M. et al. Pursuing impact in research: towards an ethical approach. BMC Med Ethics 23, 37 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-022-00754-3 Abstract Background: Research proactively and deliberately aims to bring about specific changes to how societies function and individual lives fare. However, in the ever-expanding field of ethical regulations and guidance for researchers, […]

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Community Partners’ Satisfaction with Community-Based Learning Collaborations

Karasik, R.J. and Hafner, E. S. (2021) “Community Partners’ Satisfaction with Community-Based Learning Collaborations,” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship: Vol. 14 (1), Article 1. https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/jces/vol14/iss1/1 Abstract Community-university partnerships offer the potential for a number of mutual benefits, yet working with institutions of higher education can pose unique challenges for community participants. To better understand […]

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Two new awards recognizing Peter Levesque

By David Phipps, from remarks made on June 17, 2022. During the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2022, Research Impact Canada created two new awards recognizing the contributions Peter Levesque has made to knowledge mobilization in Canada. While Peter was unable to join the awards ceremony in person we did receive videos from him acknowledging the […]

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Supporting knowledge mobilization and research impact strategies in grant applications

The Network for Advancing and Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science (AESIS Network) published their first newsletter of June with a focus on ‘Impact in Funding Applications’. David Phipps, PhD., MBA, Assistant VP Research Strategy & Impact, York University and Network Director, Research Impact Canada, contributed an article for their newsletter. York University (Toronto, Canada) […]

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