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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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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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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