How to write a knowledge mobilization plan

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  • Roth: higher public and academic ‘visibility’ of each academic prior to the prize
  • Roth: higher public and academic ‘visibility’ of each academic prior to the prize
  • Uvic, Kwantlan, Usask, UQAM, UMontreal, YorkU, Laurier, UGuelph, CarletonU, Memorial

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  • 1. Writing your knowledge mobilization plan Shawna Reibling, Knowledge Mobilization Officer Email: sreibling@wlu.ca Twitter: @MobilizeShawna @LaurierResearch
  • 2. What is “kmb”? • • • • • • • KM or KMb (SSHRC) Knowledge translation (CIHR), Knowledge exchange (CHSRF) Knowledge transfer partnerships (UK) Knowledge dissemination (MSFHR) ‘Tech transfer’(S.T.E.M. disciplines) Extension (agriculture)
  • 3. What is knowledge mobilization? • Knowledge mobilization (KMb) is a broad and encompassing term that includes the products, processes and relationships among knowledge creators, users, and mediators (individuals or intermediary organizations that support knowledge brokering). http://www.theresearchshop.ca/sites/default/files/Hawkins%20CSAHS%20CE%20and%20KM%20definitions.pdf
  • 4. What is knowledge mobilization? • SSHRC: “moving knowledge into active service for the broadest possible common good”. SSHRC (2008b). Knowledge impact in society: A SSHRC transformation program. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Available: http://www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/knowledge_impact_e.asp • “accepting a common set of values, such as respect for others’ perspective (to encourage wide participation)”, this is important in “acculturating new participants to function effectively in knowledge networks” Dede, C. The role of emerging technologies for knowledge mobilization, dissemination, and use in education. Paper commissioned by Office of Educational Research and Improvement, US Dept. of Education. www.virtual.gmu.edu
  • 5. Types of “kmb” • “End of Grant” KMb: (curiosity-driven research): The researcher develops and implements a plan for making knowledge users aware of the knowledge generated. • “Integrated” KMb (problem-based research): The researcher engages potential knowledge users as partners in the research process. Requires a collaborative or participatory approach to research that is action oriented and is solutions and impact focused.
  • 6. What is “kmb”? • The process of “moving knowledge into active service for the broadest possible common good” People Research
  • 7. Why do knowledge mobilization? Research People Values: relationships, processes, open access, mutual benefit, full-cycle involvement
  • 8. Research outcome What is your research outcome(s)?
  • 9. Audience Who? (Be specific) Why them?
  • 10. Typical audience outreach tools • Book? • Publications in Journals (previous publications, top-tier, open access) • Conference presentations (how many people? Who will be there?) • Workshops (tailored to audience) • Website and Social media • Student training • Classroom • Community
  • 11. Audience reach How do you reach them? (barriers, existing relationships) Short & long term • Leverage what you already have • Describe use of time, money, people resources. Source: http://affirmyourlife.blogspot.com/
  • 12. Evaluation Evaluate impact (past & going forward) Don’t wait till the end to evaluate Source: Barwick, M (2008), Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • 13. KMb products • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Face-to-Face Meetings Reports Focus groups Toolkits Models Procedures Website content Online tool Policy brief Meeting Video Audio lecture Community work Advisory committee Networking event Tweets, blog • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Dinner Presentation Panel presentation Opinion piece Interview (tv, radio, written) One pager Clear language summary Journal publication, book, chapter Open access publication Conference presentation, keynote Professional organization publication Textbook Testifying as an expert Lay presentation Webinar Etc.
  • 14. Evaluation Evaluate impact (past & going forward) Don’t wait till the end to evaluate Think about how you would report this to your funder.
  • 15. Research outcome What is your research outcome(s)? Audience Who? (Be specific) Why them? Audience reach How do you reach them? (barriers, existing relationships) Short & long term Evaluation Evaluate impact (past & going forward) Don’t wait till the end to evaluate
  • 16. Services available to your kmb plans
  • 17. Laurier services • Dissemination of faculty research to the broader public, through materials, events and social media • Brokering research partnerships between community members and university researchers • Clear language assistance • Social media • Event training • More….
  • 18. Upcoming workshops • • • • (Note: All workshops will be held in the library Room 3-314.) Clear language summary writing workshop Nov 14 2-3pm Writing your knowledge mobilization plan Oct 3 3:30-4:30pm How to use Eventbrite/ online registration systems Sept. 26th 1-2pm; 3:304:30pm • How to create an online presence for your conference Oct 17 1-2pm; Nov 7 3:30-4:30pm; Dec 3 2-3pm • How to organize your online identity Oct 24 1-2pm; 3:30-4:30pm; Dec 5 23pm • Knowledge mobilization 101 Nov 21 3:30-4:30pm Register at http://bit.ly/16X6ow3
  • 19. ResearchImpact – Partnership of ten universities – Examples of services offered by researchimpact: • I need to find community partners to work with • I want to find someone who can put my research to use • I am working with partners but want to grow and sustain my research program • My graduate student wants work experience with policy-makers • We are doing our own research but we need help • We need to do research but do not know where to start • We need to tap into research, knowledge, and expertise at a university Phipps, D. (2008) “Opinion Leader Editorial: Turning Research into Action” in Research Money Oct. 29, 2008: p. 8.
  • 20. Open Access Tri-Council Resources: • Tri-Council Guiding Principles • Research Data Archiving Policy • SSHRC: Open Access • CIHR: Access to Research Outputs Tools for faculty: • Using the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum to secure your author rights. • Greater Reach for Your Research : Expanding Readership through Digital Repositories • What is a journal’s copyright policy? Here or here
  • 21. How would you mobilize your work? People Research