Research Impact Through Matchmaking (RITM): Why and How to Connect Researchers and Practitioners

Levine, A.S. (2020) Research Impact Through Matchmaking (RITM): Why and How to Connect Researchers and Practitioners. Political Science & Politics. 53(2):265-269 https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096519001720   Abstract Researchers and practitioners increasingly want to learn from one another and work together to solve problems. This article presents results from a new evidence-based approach for connecting them, called Research Impact […]

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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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Does engagement predict research user? An analysis of The Conversation Annual Survey 2016

Zardo, P., Barnett, A.G., Suzor, N. and Cahill, T. (2018) Does engagement predict research user? An analysis of The Conversation Annual Survey 2016. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192290. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192290   Abstract The impact of research on the world beyond academia has increasingly become an area of focus in research performance assessments internationally. Impact assessment is expected […]

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Implementation support practitioners – a proposal for consolidating a diverse evidence base

Albers, B., Metz, A. and Burke., K. (2020) Implementation support practitioners – a proposal for consolidating a diverse evidence base. BMC Health Services Research. 20:368. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05145-1   Abstract Background: Workforce development for implementation practice has been identified as a grand challenge in health services. This is due to the embryonic nature of the existing research […]

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How does integrated knowledge translation compare to other collaborative research approaches to generating and translating knowledge?

Nguyen, T., Graham, I.D. et al (2020) How does integrated knowledge translation (IKT) compare to other collaborative research approaches to generating and translating knowledge? Learning from experts in the field. Health Research Policy and Systems. 18:35. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-020-0539-6   Abstract Background: Research funders in Canada and abroad have made substantial investments in supporting collaborative research approaches […]

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Rethinking knowledge translation for public health policy

Fafard, P., and Hoffman, S.J. (2020) Rethinking knowledge translation for public health policy. Evidence and Policy. 16(1): 165-175. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426418X15212871808802   Abstract There is continuing interest in using the best available research evidence to inform public health policy. However, all too often efforts to do so rely on mechanistic and unrealistic views of the process by […]

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Knowledge Exchange and Legislatures

UK Parliament (February 2020) Knowledge Exchange and Legislatures. https://www.assembly.wales/en/bus-home/research/academic-engagement/Pages/knowledge-exchange.aspx   Abstract Knowledge exchange (KE) refers to any activity or process in which information is exchanged between at least two parties. This briefing gives an overview of KE between universities and the four UK legislatures, to inform the development of KE strategies and activities for universities […]

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Exploring the frontiers of research co-production: the Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network concept papers

Graham, I.D., McCutcheon, C. & Kothari, A. Exploring the frontiers of research co-production: the Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network concept papers. Health Res Policy Sys 17, 88 (2019) https://health-policy-systems.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12961-019-0501-7   Abstract Research co-production is about doing research with those who use it. This approach to research has been receiving increasing attention from research funders, academic […]

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Outcomes and Impacts of Development Interventions

Belcher, B. and Palenberg, M. (2018) Outcomes and Impacts of Development Interventions: Toward Conceptual Clarity. Am J. Eval. 39(4) 478-495. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1098214018765698   Abstract The terms “outcome” and “impact” are ubiquitous in evaluation discourse. However, there are many competing definitions that lack clarity and consistency and sometimes represent fundamentally different meanings. This leads to profound confusion, […]

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Extending Research Impact Literacy

Bayley, J.E. and Phipps, D. (2019) Extending the Concept of Research Impact Literacy: levels of literacy, institutional role and ethical considerations. Emerald Open Research. 1:14 https://emeraldopenresearch.com/articles/1-14/v1    Abstract  Building on the concept of ‘impact literacy’ established in a previous paper from Bayley and Phipps, here we extend the principles of impact literacy in light of […]

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