Where the Pathway ends: taking impact off-road

Julie Bayley, Director of Research Impact Development, University of Lincoln UK, published a response to the leaked internal memo from UK Research & Innovation that was published by Research Professional News, indicating that the UK government is set to remove “pathways to impact. In her blog post, Julie discusses that these changes do not signify a […]

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Global problems need social science

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00064-x First posted by Hetan Shah in Nature.com on January 15, 2020. Hetan Shah is the soon to be chief executive of the Royal Society (UK). He writes how all the major issues the world faces cannot be addressed by statistics, data, and STEM disciplines alone. Among other things, Hetan Shah states: – Epidemics are […]

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Planning for an institutional research impact office

Recently some members of the US network Advancing Research Impact in Society were asking about resources for starting an institutional Broader Impacts office. Since Research Impact Canada is focused on institutional aspects of research impact I took the opportunity to respond highlighting some RIC members’ experiences planning for their own research impact office. Below is […]

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From Research Impact to Critical Community Engagement: CESI’s work toward social justice

This guest post was first published on the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute website and is reposted here with permission.   Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2019 Written by Caroline Duvieusart-Déry This blog post is based on a presentation offered at the National Alliance for Broader Impacts Summit 2019, on April 30, 2019. Over the past two […]

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Research with reach

This guest post was first published on the University of Ottawa website and is reposted here with permission. By Monique Roy-Sole Medical science has long proven the benefits of taking folic acid for a healthy pregnancy. However, many prenatal supplements sold in Canada contain more than twice the recommended dose of folic acid. Professor Bénédicte Fontaine-Bisson […]

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Developing the Research Impact Canada (RIC) Logic Model and Evaluation Framework: A Case Study Example

Anne Bergen (https://knowledgetoaction.ca/) is a community based evaluator and an alum from Research Impact Canada when she worked at RIC member, University of Guelph. She helped the RIC Evaluation Committee develop a logic model and evaluation framework. She describes her work in a case study that is introduced below. Do you want to evaluate a […]

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From IKT To Strategic Partnerships

This guest post was first published on the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research website and is reposted here with permission.     Research knowledge is most likely to be used when it is informed by those who will use it. To support this, our team of knowledge translation (KT) specialists work to advance both […]

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Impacts, “Grimpacts”, and “Himpacts”

I was in Bilbao, Spain recently teaching in a course titled “Implementing a National Health Research Strategy” and one session raised ethical considerations of research impacts. Grimpacts were mentioned and I invented a new term, “himpact”: the impact of research that excludes women and trans people. Disponible en français I think we are all comfortable […]

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Research Snapshots: Transforming Knowledge to Benefit Society

This guest post was first published on the University of Victoria’s Research News website and is reposted here with permission. Have jargon and complex concepts prevented you from understanding a research article? Do you ever wish you could get a quick summary of an intriguing research study? UVic’s new Research Snapshots templates can help. Originally […]

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