Maximize the Impact of Research: Martha Piper (2002) “We must translate our research findings in the human sciences into public policy and social programs” “Knowledge Transfer in the human sciences – the transfer of findings into policy and programs – is as important as technology transfer in the engineering and natural sciences.”
KMb – what is it?• Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) is a suite of services that supports collaborations between non-commercial research and expertise and the public, private and non- profit sectors.• KMb (the process) can enable enhanced social innovation (the outcome).• KMb is the university’s contribution to social innovation and allows partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors to leverage investments in university research.
KMb throughout the Research Cycle Social media Plan Consultation Web site Partnerships Town hall Research forum Theatre Posters Policy brief PSA Disseminate Execute Practice guideline Populations Popular press Clinical practice Social Marketing Intervention studies videos Internships Surveys, case studies, Evaluate expert panelists Researcher exchange
Evaluating Inclusivity Action Plan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W94hPM2Bb6k&list=UUkz8O0mnDbgER4a ZPoWAheQ&index=40&feature=plpp_video
Evaluating Inclusivity Action PlanJanuary 2005: Inclusivity SummitMay 2005: HSPC adopted andlaunched IAPNovember 2007: IAP EvaluationLaunched (Michaela Hynie and MinaSingh: York University + HSPC)December 2007: KM Unit approvedmatching funding: policy briefs andbest practice modelsFebruary 2008: Evaluation Report Hynie & Singh (2008) Thepresented to IAP Steering Committee International Journal of rec. to York Region Council investin 5 new Welcome Centres, create 86 Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations,jobs, +48,000 newcomer servicesdelivered Volume 8, Issue 4, pp.117- 124.
Green Economy Centre http://www.youtube.com/researchimpact#p/a/u/0/J15_lBz5mYU
South Simcoe: Green Economy CentreThe Green Economy Centre:an innovative research andeducation program thatinitiates, supports andfacilitates green economic bestpractices, ensuring that therural South Simcoe economy ishealthy and sustainable.http://www.nottawasaga.com/get
South Simcoe: Green Economy CentreLaunched: April 2010Funded: Summer 2010September 2011:•604 business contacted•507 individual visits•39% interest in Green Economyprograms•8 loans (total +$1M), 0% interestapproved for green projects creating18 jobs and maintaining 221 jobs
Toronto Hot Weather Response Plan + http://www.thestar.com/article/462613
Youth Emergency Shelter - PeterboroughChallenges Social enterprise Impacts• Structural • Social work students get budget deficit better training experience York KMb Unit• Revolving door • YES gets better trained employees • Clients reduce length of stay • Generate revenue stream • MTCU funding $60K • 4 publications, PhD prize book in progress
York’s KMb Unit February 2006- June 2012 Activities # Faculty Involved 240 # Graduate Students Involved 146 # Information Sessions for Faculty and Students 181 # Information Sessions for Community 201 # Collaborative Opportunities 342 # KMb Projects 105 # KMb Internships 41 # Agencies Involved in KMb Collaborations 218 Funding Community Project Funding Raised $ 1.07 M University Contract Funding Raised $ 1.20 M York Investments in KMb Projects $ .56 M Total KMb Associated Faculty Grant Funding Raised $ 20.5 M Total KMb Funding $ 22.804 M
York’s KMb Unit February 2006- June 2012 Technology # web hits +5.8M # Research Summaries 200 # tweets 6896 # twitter followers 2501 # delicious bookmarks 267 # blog postings (+90,000 views; 143 countries) 332 # slide share presentations - downloads 75 Other # Publications 14 # KMb Unit Partnerships 16 # Institutional Collaborations 9
KMb for SSHRC Insight Grants Dissemination IntegratedAcademic Traditional scholarly publication and Academic collaborators on grantAudience creative production Scholarly workshops throughout the grant End of grant workshop or conference Hosting a wiki or blog to create two-way Academic conference presentation conversation with other academics to discuss Web posting of research outputs, posting emerging findings video of choreography Workshop with peers to reflect on emerging research findings ROs can support the development of traditional scholarly dissemination strategies. ROs can support the integration of academic audiences throughout the research project.Non- Clear language research summary (see Non-academic collaborators or co-applicantsacademic service offered by KMb Unit) on grant applicationAudience Theatre and other non-traditional forms Workshop, town hall, open house of research dissemination Hosting a wiki or blog to create 2 way Social media conversation with non-academics to discuss emerging findings York’s KMb Unit has distributed a worksheet Audit and feedback using panel of non- to for ROs to use to help faculty disseminate academic stakeholders within the grant period to non-academic audiences at the end of the Participatory action/community based grant. research Please contact Michael Johnny (email@example.com) for support developing integrated KMb strategies Note 1.
Oh yeah… Note 1: Integrated KMb takes time. “Requests to broker relationships with new collaborators will need 4-6 months to find potential partners, develop trust, mutually develop a statement of work and develop an appropriate budget. If non-academic audiences, partners and collaborators are already known, please contact Michael Johnny for support to develop integrated KMb with non- academic audiences by September 15 at the latest. Support for non- academic integrated KMb will be available from the KMb Unit throughout the funded grant period and Michael Johnny will develop an in kind costing for that support.”
KMb toolsIntegrated Knowledge Mobilization: how to support collaborations for co-productionhttp://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/bitstream/handle/10315/10236/Phipps%20SRC%20Field%20Note%202011.pdf?sequence=1End of project knowledge mobilization: dissemination for non-academicaudiencesKT Planning template:• http://melaniebarwick.com/document/Scientist_Knowledge_Translation_Plan_Tem plate_Sept%2020_2011_Fillable_Form.docClear Language Research Summaries:• http://srconline.ca/index.php/src/article/viewFile/44/119Social Media:• http://bit.ly/SUGzYu
Knowledge Mobilization - Lessons LearningCombination of producer push& user pull = exchange & co-productionKnowledge broker is core toinstitutional capacityIs NOT SSH technologytransferIs MORE than a website or abrochureKMb enables socialinnovationImpact takes time
National Vision for Knowledge Mobilization KNOWLEDGE BROKERS
So what? KMb in their own words… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmIWbsMO93w&list=FLkz8O0mnDbgER4a ZPoWAheQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video