Journal Club

Research Impact Canada produces a journal club series to make evidence on knowledge mobilization (KMb) more accessible to knowledge brokers and to create online discussion about research on knowledge mobilization. It is designed for knowledge brokers and other knowledge mobilization stakeholders. Read the open access article and join the journal club by posting your comments!

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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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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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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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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Understanding the uptake of a clinical innovation for osteoarthritis in primary care: a qualitative study of knowledge mobilisation using the i-PARIHS framework

Swaithes, L., Dziedzic, K., Finney, A. et al. (2020) Understanding the uptake of a clinical innovation for osteoarthritis in primary care: a qualitative study of knowledge mobilisation using the i-PARIHS framework. Implementation Sci 15, 95. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-020-01055-2 Abstract Background: Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Despite research supporting best practice, evidence-based guidelines […]

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How to engage stakeholders in research: Design principles to support improvement

Boaz, A., Hanney, S., Borst, R., O’Shea, A., & Kok, M. (2018). How to engage stakeholders in research: Design principles to support improvement. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1), 60. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0337-6 Abstract Background: Closing the gap between research production and research use is a key challenge for the health research system. Stakeholder engagement is being […]

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Knowledge translation: The rise of implementation

Barwick, M., Dubrowski, R., & Petricca, K. (2020). Knowledge translation: The rise of implementation. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research. https://ktdrr.org/products/kt-implementation/KT-Implementation-508.pdf   Introduction In 2007, the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR) commissioned the report, Knowledge Translation: Introduction to Models, Strategies, and Measures (Sudsawad, 2007) to provide an overview of the field […]

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