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K mb caura webinar 120214


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Presentation made to Canadian Association of University Research Administrators by York University's Knowledge Mobilization Unit on February 14, 2012.

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K mb caura webinar 120214

  1. 1. Knowledge Mobilization forResearch Administrators:Why you should care and what you can doabout it.David Phipps, PhD, MBADirector, Research Services & Knowledge Exchange
  2. 2. 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.”
  3. 3. KMb for researchers – why? • Connect to make research matter • Connect to create opportunities for graduate students • Connect for access to more research funding • Because funders are asking them to connect.
  4. 4. KMb for research admins – why? • Your researchers are doing it and need help • SSHRC, CIHR, health charities, IDRC etc. require it • We already do it for NSERC I2I, CIHR PoP • External reputation • University engagement
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Institutional KMb services: push, pull, exchange, co-production Knowledge Mobilization Research Producer User Summaries Exchange Research Push Pull (KE) Translation Research (KT) (KT) Help Desk Translation Help Desk co-production partnerships CBR Research Partnerships Research Forums Community Based Besearch KMb Interns KM in AM Social Media
  7. 7. KM Case Studies1. Inclusivity Action Plan (Research Translation/User Pull)2. Green Economy Transition Centre (KMb Interns, Co-Creation)3. ResearchSnapshot (Producer Push)
  8. 8. Evaluating Inclusivity Action Plan: HSPC+York UJanuary 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.
  9. 9. one of our stories
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. ResearchSnapshot
  13. 13. York’s KMb Unit February 2006- December 2011 # Faculty Involved 240 # Graduate Students Involved 142 # Information sessions for faculty and students 166 # Information sessions for community 185 # collaborations brokered 246 # agencies involved in KMb partnerships 205 Community Partner funding raised $1.1M Research Contract funding raised $1.2M Total KMb associated grant funding raised $17.6M # web hits +4M # Research Summaries 173 # tweets 5447 #twitter followers 1845 # delicious bookmarks 244 # blog postings (+70,000 views) 294
  14. 14. KMb for researchers – what do researchers say? 6fA&list=UUkz8O0mnDbgER4aZPoWAheQ&index=24&feature=plpp_video
  15. 15. What can you do if you don’t have a KMb Unit?
  16. 16. KMb tools Clear Language Tool Kit • summariespdf CAURA 2011 KMb Tools • • KMb Planning Template • A Report Detailing the Development of a University-Based Knowledge Mobilization Unit that Enhances Research Outreach and Engagement •
  17. 17. 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 ( for support developing integrated KMb strategies Note 1.
  18. 18. 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.”
  19. 19. Training for KMb SickKids Hospital: Scientist Knowledge Translation Training • dge-Translation/Scientist-Knowledge-Translation-Training- Workshop/Scientist-Knowledge-Tranlation-Training-Workshop.html SickKids Hospital: Knowledge Transfer Professional Certificate • dge-Translation/Knowledge-Translation-Professional- Certificate/Knowledge-Translation-Professional-Certificate.html Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, June 19-20, Ottawa •
  20. 20. So what? KMb in their own words… ZPoWAheQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video
  21. 21. Happy Valentine’s Day KMb
  22. 22. David Phippsdphipps@yorku.ca