How can impact strategies be developed that better support Universities to address 21st Century challenges?

Reed, M., Gent, S., Seballos, F., Glass. J., Hansda, R. and Fische-Møller, M. How can impact strategies be developed that better support Universities to address 21st Century challenges? Manuscript under review in Research for All. https://4ea149a0-f407-4b41-b5a2-6c693db528c4.filesusr.com/ugd/3d4700_a9e3517d12e444519d871bee77492cb5.pdf  [downloaded December 31, 2021]. Abstract As research funders and governments around the world seek to demonstrate societal impact from […]

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Research Impact as Ethos

Research Impact as Ethos Rickards, L., Steele, W., Kokshagina, O. and Morales, O. (2020) Research Impact as Ethos. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. https://cur.org.au/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/rickards-et-al-2020-research-impact-as-ethos.pdf   Executive Summary   Existing dominant approaches to university research impact are not adequately meeting societal and planetary needs. Nor are they meeting societal expectations or building public trust. If academic institutions are to secure their future, they need to demonstrate a genuine […]

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How far does an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and co-production in research present a threat to academic identity and autonomy? A prospective study across five European countries.

How far does an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and co-production in research present a threat to academic identity and autonomy? A prospective study across five European countries. Boaz, A., Borst, R., Kok, M. and O’Shea, A. (2021) How far does an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and co-production in research present a threat to academic identity […]

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Research Impact Canada is growing again!

Research Impact Canada (RIC) is a member driven network designed to build institutional capacity for knowledge mobilization and research impact by sharing policies, practices, and services for research institutions across Canada. We started out as two institutions in 2006. This month we welcome three more institutions making us 23 universities and one non-academic institution – […]

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Rethinking research partnerships: evidence and the politics of participation in research partnerships for international development

Rethinking research partnerships: evidence and the politics of participation in research partnerships for international development Fransman, J. and Newman, K. (2019) Rethinking research partnerships: evidence and the politics of participation in research partnerships for international development. J. Int’l Dev. 31: 523-544. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/jid.3417 Abstract: This article responds to the drive for research partnerships between academics and practitioners, arguing […]

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Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization

A colleague at a Research Impact Canada member university recently asked me (David Phipps) about innovation, knowledge mobilization and indicators to know the difference. This is the e-mail exchange. Sharon: How do you know when innovation is happening in a knowledge mobilization process? What are the indicators? David: Do you mean an innovative KMb process […]

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Who defines the impact of research? A patient-centred opinion and call for action.

Who defines the impact of research? A patient-centred opinion and call for action. Taylor, M. A., Adam, P., Locock, L., & Kamenetzky, A. (2021). Who defines the impact of research? A patient-centred opinion and call for action. Journal of Research Management and Administration, 1(1), 6-15. https://doi.org/10.18552/jorma.v1i1.655 Abstract Research funders wish to see meaningful impact of the work […]

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Normal versus extraordinary societal impact: how to understand, evaluate, and improve research activities in their relations to society?

Sivertsen, G. and Meijer, I. (2020) Normal versus extraordinary societal impact: how to understand, evaluate, and improve research activities in their relations to society?, Research Evaluation, 29(1): 66-70, https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvz032 AbstractSocietal impact of research does not occur primarily as unexpected extraordinary incidents of particularly useful breakthroughs in science. It is more often a result of normal everyday interactions […]

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