Writing impact case studies: a comparative study of high-scoring and low-scoring case studies from REF2014

Reichard, B., Reed, M.S., Chubb, J. et al. Writing impact case studies: a comparative study of high-scoring and low-scoring case studies from REF2014. Palgrave Commun 6, 31 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-0394-7 Abstract This paper reports on two studies that used qualitative thematic and quantitative linguistic analysis, respectively, to assess the content and language of the largest ever […]

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New book from Julie Bayley helps us all develop an impact literate mindset

My colleague and co-author, Julie Bayley from the Lincoln Impact Literacy Institute (UK) has published “Creating Meaningful Impact: The Essential Guide to Developing an Impact-Literate Mindset”. She describes the book in her blog post that she has given us permission to repost in Mobilize This! As all things Julie, this book has serious content presented with humour […]

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Transform your impact

Knowledge translation, mobilization and research impact is flooding the globe and bringing research benefits to society. Let’s explore where it all started – and how you can now transform your impact from anywhere in the world with the Research Impact Summit. Tracing research impact’s evolution Terms like knowledge translation and research impact, and others that […]

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Conceptualizing the elements of research impact: towards semantic standards

Belcher, B., Halliwell, J. Conceptualizing the elements of research impact: towards semantic standards. Humanities and Social Science Communications. 8, 183 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-021-00854-2. Abstract Any effort to understand, evaluate, and improve the impact of research must begin with clear concepts and definitions. Currently, key terms to describe research results are used ambiguously, and the most common […]

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Governing by narratives: REF impact case studies and restrictive storytelling in performance measurement

Governing by narratives: REF impact case studies and restrictive storytelling in performance measurement Bandola-Gill, J. and Smith, K.E. (2021). Governing by narratives: REF impact case studies and restrictive storytelling in performance measurement, Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2021.1978965 ABSTRACT Performance assessment is permeating increasingly diverse domains of higher education, even in areas previously perceived to be […]

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Who defines the impact of research? A patient-centred opinion and call for action.

Who defines the impact of research? A patient-centred opinion and call for action. Taylor, M. A., Adam, P., Locock, L., & Kamenetzky, A. (2021). Who defines the impact of research? A patient-centred opinion and call for action. Journal of Research Management and Administration, 1(1), 6-15. https://doi.org/10.18552/jorma.v1i1.655 Abstract Research funders wish to see meaningful impact of the work […]

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Research Impact Canada co-hosts largest knowledge mobilization conference in Canada

  On November 24-26, 2020 RIC co-hosted the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, in partnership with the Ottawa-based Institute for Knowledge Mobilization. The event was held online this year due to COVID-19. This popular annual conference was founded in 2012 by the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization to support a growing international community in knowledge mobilization. This year, […]

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RIC/ARIS 2021 Summit- Call for Proposals Now Open!

  Centre for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) and Research Impact Canada (RIC) are partnering to host the 2021 Conference on Research Impact & Public Engagement at the Intersection of the Future Workforce – Virtual, May 10-13, 2021.   Our Call for Proposals for Presentation Sessions is now open!   Plenary sessions, speakers, and panels will […]

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Building the concept of research impact literacy- FREE access to article until Dec 31st

Bayley, J.E and Phipps, D. (2019) Building the concept of  research impact literacy, Evidence & Policy, vol 15, no 4, 597–606,  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1332/174426417X15034894876108   Research impact is being recognized as crucial in academia and is being incorporated into its processes. Now it is more important than ever to understand how to assess impact. In Julie […]

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Reporting health research translation and impact in the curriculum vitae: a survey

Boland, L., Brosseau, L., Caspar, S. et al. Reporting health research translation and impact in the curriculum vitae: a survey. Implement Sci Commun 1, 20 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s43058-020-00021-9   Abstract  Background: Increasingly, health researchers must demonstrate the impact and real-life applications of their research. We investigated how health researchers with expertise in knowledge translation report research […]

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