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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Clear Language Communications and Knowledge Mobilization

Animé conjointement par Bojan Furst (Memorial) et Michael Johnny (York) le 7 novembre 2017, ce webinaire d’une heure fait connaitre les principes et les idées qui émergent de la pratique, dans ces deux universités, des communications en langage clair et de la mobilisation des connaissances. S’adressant aux spécialistes du courtage de connaissances, de la recherche et de la [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topics: Dissemination, Writing

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Successful Practices in Knowledge Brokering

Brokers from Memorial University, University of Guelph, McMaster University and Western University share their insights on knowledge brokering practices on May 17, 2018. [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topic: Event Planning

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Supporting Research Impact in Grant Applications

On February 12, 2019, Dr. David Phipps presented this webinar related to his research and practice on research impact planning. [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topics: Event Planning, Writing

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Social Media Strategies for Research

On January 16, 2020 , Krista Jensen, Knowledge Mobilization Officer at York University, shared her practice on helping researchers use social media to mobilize their research and build partnerships. Topics included how to create a social media strategy, effective ways of using social media and how to measure and evaluate social media activities. [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topics: Stakeholder Engagement, Strategy

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Institutional Healthcheck Workbook

This workbook helps organizations assess how they currently support and generate impact from research. It also identifies ways to improve how they showcase the changes the organization’s research may have in societies and communities. It’s aimed primarily those leading impact, overseeing research delivery, or driving organizational change. Click here for the Workbook [...]

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Type: Tools
Topic: Impact Assessment and Evaluation

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Impact Literacy Workbook

This workbook helps those understand how impact works and how to connect research work in meaningful ways. This focuses on integrating impact at any stage of the research process, and may be most applicable for scientists, applied researchers, graduate students, or non-academic partners. The section on identifying stakeholders and beneficiaries on page 8 was found [...]

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Type: Tools
Topics: Event Planning, Stakeholder Engagement

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Five Levels of Professional Development Evaluation

This tool will help with the evaluation of KMb/BI projects. Anyone who does any knowledge mobilization or broader impact work would find this tool useful. What our reviewers had to say “This is a very nice rubric for evaluation and it could be used for a variety of topics, not just professional development. The examples [...]

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Type: Tools
Topic: Impact Assessment and Evaluation

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Broadening Perspectives on Broadening Participation in STEM

This is a suite of professional development tools to help informal STEM education and science communication groups reflect on and strengthen their efforts to broaden participation in STEM. Any researchers in the STEM fields would find this tool helpful especially the summary for stakeholders guide. Click here to access the Tool What our reviewers had [...]

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Type: Tools
Topics: Dissemination, Stakeholder Engagement

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Knowledge Translation Planning Primer

This knowledge translation planning primer is a tool designed to support active forms of knowledge sharing and would be useful for anyone interested in communicating knowledge to various audiences. The information found on page 12 on sticky ideas was found to be especially useful. What our reviewers had to say I liked it. It is [...]

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Type: Tools
Topics: Dissemination, Event Planning

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Guiding Principles for Broader Impact Plans

This is a guide to help provide consistency in the way review panels evaluate and rate broader impact plans. Researchers, NSF program managers, proposal reviewers, and review panels would find this tool useful, especially the guiding questions under each of the main questions. Click here to access the guide What our reviewers had to say [...]

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Type: Tools
Topics: Event Planning, Writing

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Broader Impacts Wizard

This interactive platform will help when developing a broader impact statement. Researchers, science communicators, and grant facilitators may find this tool helpful, with an easy five-step process to produce an outlline of important points and help frame discussions. What our reviewers had to say This is a very easy to use platform which has been [...]

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Type: Tools
Topic: Stakeholder Engagement

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Guide to Conducting Accessible Meetings

This guide is for organizing and running accessible meetings, from planning, conducting the meeting, to evaluation. Workshop facilitators, event planners, conference organizers, meeting planners may find this guide helpful to build accessibility in all aspects of a meeting. The tips on page 11 for accessible presentations was found to be especially useful. Click here for [...]

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Type: Tools
Topic: Event Planning

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