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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Disseminating Findings Checklist and Guide

This checklist and guide will help when creating dissemination products for review findings, both in preparing content or developing/improving product templates. Authors, editors, and those working in communications, dissemination, and digital media may find this helpful for communication methods with non-experts in review findings. The dissemination checklist on page 6 was found to be useful. [...]

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Type: Tools
Topic: Dissemination

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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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Type: Tools
Topic: Event Planning

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KM in the AM

This checklist helps with the planning of a small event of 20-30 people. It contains a comprehensive timeline of things to accomplish weeks out from the event, items to consider, and a post-event survey for evaluation. Click here for the KM in the AM checklist What our reviewers had to say This is a great [...]

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Type: Tools
Topic: Event Planning

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Knowledge Translation Plan Appraisal Tool

This rubric helps with assessing the quality of knowledge translation or resaerch impact planning in grant proposals. While this tool is geared towards grant reviewers to evaluate quality, it is extremely useful for grant writers to make sure they have addressed all of the elements of a good proposal. What our reviewers had to say [...]

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Type: Tools
Topics: Event Planning, Writing

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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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Types: KMb Guides, Tools
Topic: Writing

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Knowledge Mobilization Planning Template

This is a comprehensive, modifiable PDF-format toolkit that uses a “question and answer” format and checklists to elicit key components for wide-ranging knowledge mobilization (KMb) plans. It includes a handy printable KMb plan outline in its appendix that is useful for develping more complete KMb plans with multiple audiences. Click here for the Knowledge Mobilization [...]

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Types: KMb Guides, Tools
Topic: Event Planning

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3 I’s Stakeholder Analysis Template

This is a framework that can be used to analyze and characterize stakeholders surrounding your impact project. It begins by defining the 3 i’s (interest, influence, impact) and then uses these three key concepts to categorize stakeholders using a Stakeholder Typology chart. The authors also include a detailed workshop facilitation plan for users to incorporate [...]

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Type: Tools
Topic: Stakeholder Engagement

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Knowledge mobilization is for everyone!

Although knowledge mobilization is often used in a research context, it can be applied to many different fields and sectors of employment. Engaging in knowledge mobilization requires applying a wide variety of skills such as stakeholder engagement, clear language writing skills, communications, design, social media engagement, event planning and facilitation, and evaluation. While these skills [...]

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Type: Reports

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