Research Impact Framework (RIF)

The Researcher Impact Framework (RIF) is a resource to help researchers plan for and communicate a research project’s predictive impact when applying for award applications, funding proposals, and promotion processes. The RIF provides a structure for crafting audience-focused, evidence-based impact narratives that connect scholarly activities, reach, use, and relevance data to scientific and societal outcomes. The RIF […]

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Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment Toolkit

The University of Calgary’s Knowledge Engagement team developed a Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment toolkit that equips researchers with tools, and training to support them in assessing, generating data, and reporting on the impact of their knowledge engagement work. Steps to use the Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment toolkit in your knowledge engagement work: The training video […]

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Knowledge Mobilization Needs Assessment Planner

This Knowledge Mobilization Needs Assessment Planner is meant to assist organizations by helping them assess the knowledge mobilization skills and needs of employees. Organizations can use the information gathered to develop knowledge mobilization training, support services and skills development to better equip employees and improve their ability to contribute to the knowledge mobilization agenda. Click […]

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Plain Language Writing Checklist

This checklist is a useful primer for those who are in the process of developing written materials for lay audiences. The checklist covers appropriate word choice and document design, as well as knowledge translation principles. This simple tool is appropriate for various disciplines and impact work types. What our reviewers had to say There is […]

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Guide to Impact Planning

This guide to impact planning details various tools for research in the field of social science and humanities, most applicable at the beginning stage of the research process. Social science and humanities researchers and policymakers may find this especially useful with easy-to-understand explanations and a broad range of actionable tools. The impact planning action plan […]

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