Resources

Welcome to our resources repository! The following tools are intended to help you with your knowledge mobilization activities!

Knowledge mobilization is about getting the “right information” to the “right people” in the “right format” at the “right time”.

It consists of activities and outputs that build awareness, disseminate findings, and enable use of research. The goal is to maximize the impact of research and communicate these impacts as widely as possible. 

The term knowledge mobilization can be used interchangeably with other terms such as knowledge exchange, knowledge translation, implementation science, and K*.

This page provides tools for planning, learning about efforts within academic, not-for-profit, corporate and government environments, and fine-tuning your knowledge mobilization skills.

You can search by topic and resource type below.

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Mobilizing your Knowledge: Turning Insight into Impact

In collaboration with Future Skills Centre, Research Impact Canada launched their first webinar, Mobilizing your Knowledge: Turning Insight into Impact – Planning knowledge sharing for impactful workforce development programs, as part of their Professional Development Toolbox Webinar Series. Research Impact Canada’s Bilingual Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, Imane Khozam, hosted this free webinar on January 31st, 2023, [...]

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Type: Webinars

Information Session: Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award

On January 19th, 2023, Research Impact Canada held an online information session on the Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship. All four former award recipients (Christine Wildman, Hannah Marcus, Maji Shaikh, and Claire Kemp) kindly shared their valuable experience regarding the application process, as well as tips on completing the application. They also answered any questions [...]

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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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Topic: Research Impact Framework (RIF)

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Establishing Policy Engagement and Institutional Memory in Smaller Organizations

On November 30, 2022, Research Impact Canada (RIC) and Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN) jointly hosted their third webinar in a three-part series. The topic was on establishing policy engagement and developing institutional memory in smaller organizations. This topic was chosen because research impact and policy engagement happen beyond big institutions, such as the Russell [...]

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Type: Webinars

Policy and Societal Impact as an Institutional Mission

On October 27, 2022, Research Impact Canada (RIC) jointly hosted the second webinar with Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN) to discuss policy and societal impact as an institutional mission. The event was moderated by David Phipps (RIC) and Justin Fisher (UPEN).   Our fantastic panelists were: Marina Altoe, Impact and Partnership Development Manager for Policy and [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topics: Policy engagement, Societal impact

DOCTalks Connects Across Canada 2022

On October 26, 2022, in partnership with DOCTalks, Research Impact Canada (RIC) hosted a “DOCTalks Connects Canada” panel that invited speakers to discuss the use of filmmaking as a medium for knowledge mobilization. David Phipps, our Network Director of RIC, provided wonderful opening remarks. The event was co-facilitated by our Bilingual Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, Imane [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topics: DOCTalks, documentaries, filmmaking, knowledge mobilization

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Connect with policymakers

Simon Fraser University (SFU) Knowledge mobilization Hub hosted Research Meets Policy at SFU in 2021. Research Meets Policy was weeklong virtual summer institute. Here we share four summary explainer documents from the institute on sharing your research with policymakers: Introduction research communication This explainer introduces research communication in a policy setting. Research in the policy [...]

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Topic: Research Meets Policy

Impact and Engagement Case Study Guidelines

The Impactful Academic: Building a Research Career That Makes a Difference has outlined how you may start or continue your research career in a direction that can have broader societal impacts. In addition to sharing knowledge to support you in your research career, we have also developed a tool to help you collect and communicate the evidence of the impact [...]

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Topics: Case study guidelines, Engagement, Impact

Engaging with Government and Parliament – Lessons from Canada and the UK

On April 27, 2022, Research Impact Canada (RIC) and Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN) jointly organized the webinar, Engaging with Government and Parliament – Lessons from Canada and the UK. The webinar was hosted by Justin Fisher (Brunel University & UPEN) and David Phipps (York University & RIC). In this presentation, the panelists discussed the [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topics: Government engagement, research-policy

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A guide to setting your knowledge mobilization goals

Before starting to even plan your knowledge mobilization activities, it is important to develop clear goals to help guide the direction of your activities. Research Impact Canada has developed an introductory guide to help you start developing your knowledge mobilization goals. [...]

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Type: Guide
Topic: KMb Goal Setting

Storytelling – Humanize the numbers

Thank you for your interest in our course module, Humanize the numbers. Humanize the numbers is only one of the course modules of the Storytelling course. While statistics may be important, it is also critical to communicate the stories of people behind these numbers in your narrative. A person’s story can make your narrative more [...]

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Type: KMb Course
Topic: storytelling

A start-to-finish guide to building and navigating partnerships

Purposes of partnerships are diverse: research, financial, social responsibility, etc. The current module is dedicated to the general principles and common practices for developing and navigating several types of partnerships, including for the purpose of knowledge mobilization and impact. It is structured as follows: Determining partnership needs and goals Determining who to partner with Initiating contact and developing an [...]

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Type: KMb Course