Writing impact case studies: a comparative study of high-scoring and low-scoring case studies from REF2014

Reichard, B., Reed, M.S., Chubb, J. et al. Writing impact case studies: a comparative study of high-scoring and low-scoring case studies from REF2014. Palgrave Commun 6, 31 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-0394-7 Abstract This paper reports on two studies that used qualitative thematic and quantitative linguistic analysis, respectively, to assess the content and language of the largest ever […]

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So, you’re new to research impact?

Please note that the original blog post can be found at The Research Whisperer. The impact that research generates in society is a hot topic internationally. It can be a complex topic and poses different challenges depending on whether you are a researcher, research professional, funder, or research user. Over the last year, the four […]

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Conceptualizing the elements of research impact: towards semantic standards

Belcher, B., Halliwell, J. Conceptualizing the elements of research impact: towards semantic standards. Humanities and Social Science Communications. 8, 183 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-021-00854-2. Abstract Any effort to understand, evaluate, and improve the impact of research must begin with clear concepts and definitions. Currently, key terms to describe research results are used ambiguously, and the most common […]

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2022 RIC Award Winner: Claire Kemp

Claire Kemp was awarded the 2022 RIC award for her project, Optimizing Community-Based Wildlife Monitoring: Prioritizing Indigenous Knowledge & Values. About project Have you ever wondered how wildlife is affected by changes to the environment? We know that complex changes are happening – but there is so much we don’t know about the cascading impacts […]

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2022 RIC Award Winner: Maji Shaikh

Maji Shaikh was awarded the 2022 RIC award for his project, Development and Evaluation of a Sport-based Trauma-sensitive Program for Underserved Youth: The Bounce Back League. About project In 2016, BGC Canada began the process to develop a sport program underpinned by trauma-sensitive youth development principles, known as Bounce Back League (BBL), to address the […]

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2022 RIC Award Honourable Mentions: Nabilah Gulamhusein

Nabilah Gulamhusein received honourable mentions for her project, Route of Post-Menopausal Estrogen Administration and Cardiovascular Risk. About project Globally, 60,000 individuals become menopausal daily, and it is estimated that by the year 2025, there will be more than a billion menopausal individuals on the planet. More than 75% of menopausal individuals will experience vasomotor symptoms, […]

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2022 RIC Award Winner: Hannah Marcus

Hannah Marcus was awarded the 2022 RIC award for her project, Climate Adaptation in the WASH Sector of East Africa’s Lake Victoria Basin. About project Climate change is having increasing impacts on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) worldwide, rendering health-friendly behaviours less achievable in low-resource settings, disrupting WASH service provision, and reversing global progress on […]

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2022 RIC Award Winner: Christine Wildman

Christine Wildman was awarded the 2022 RIC award for her project, Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer +(2SLGBTQ+) Community and Life During a Global Pandemic: A Resistance Based Photovoice Collective. About project Two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, plus (2SLGBTQ+) people live in a cis-heteronormative society and face systematic and systemic exclusion (Manning 2015; Spade […]

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Resources for Research Administrators

Research administration professionals play an important role to support research excellence in a complex and evolving field. Research Impact Canada has compiled a list of helpful resources to support research administrators in mobilizing knowledge into action. Knowledge Mobilization Needs Assessment Planner (PDF) – Assist organizations by helping them assess the knowledge mobilization skills and needs of […]

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Science advice at times of crisis: equity, diversity, inclusion, and bilingualism

David Phipps (York University) recently appeared on a webinar with representatives from UK, US and South Africa discussing how universities, academies and their networks can support science advice in a time of crisis. The specific perspective from Research Impact Canada (RIC) focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) with bilingualism being an important accessibility feature […]

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