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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Directing Research Toward Health Equity: A Health Equity Research Impact Assessment

Castillo, E.G. and Harris, C. 2021. Directing Research Toward Health Equity: A Health Equity Research Impact Assessment. J GEN INTERN MED 36, 2803–2808. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-06789-3  Abstract  Despite medical research advancements, inequities persist, as research has enhanced the health of some while leaving many communities untouched. Reforms are needed to direct research toward health equity, both during […]

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Identifying competencies for integrated knowledge translation: a Delphi study

Identifying competencies for integrated knowledge translation: a Delphi study Yeung, E., Scodras, S., Salbach, N.M., Kothari, A. and Graham, I.D. Identifying competencies for integrated knowledge translation: a Delphi study. 2021. BMC Health Services Research. 21: Article number: 1181. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07107-7 Abstract Background: Considerable progress has been made to advance the field of knowledge translation to address the knowledge-to-action […]

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Surfacing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within Academic-Policy Engagement

Surfacing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within Academic-Policy Engagement University Policy Engagement Network (2021) Surfacing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within Academic‑Policy Engagement. https://www.upen.ac.uk/what_we_offer/reports/Surfacing%20Equity%2C%20Diversity%2C%20and%20Inclusion%20within%20Academic%E2%80%91Policy%20Engagement.pdf No abstract This is a report from a recently established UK network, University Policy Engagement Network (UPEN). UPEN “is a community of UK universities, academics, and policy professionals committed to increasing the impact […]

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Speech From the Throne calls for more knowledge mobilization for Canada

“The Speech from the Throne opens every new session of Parliament. The Speech introduces the government’s direction and goals, and outlines how it will work to achieve them. On November 23, 2021, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the first session of the 44th Parliament […]

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