Researchers contributions go beyond the academy and include impacts on the economy, industry and business, public policy, culture, behaviour, and society.
This type of impact can include:
Some of the factors that help generate impact include:
First the bad news, for a variety of reasons which include the difficulty in attributing societal changes or benefits to a parciular research output and time lag between the production of research and impact, it is not clear how to evaluate the societal impacts of research.
Despite this, some approaches being used are:
|Plain Language Summaries||Planning Tools||Community Partners||Assessment|
|Knowledge Translation Planning Template 2019||The many shades of co-produced evidence||KT Pathways|
|Knowledge Translation and Transfer Plan||Tools for Stakeholder Engagement in Research||Evaluating KMb|
|plainlanguage.gov||Knowledge Translation Toolbox||Guidance on co-producing a research project||Promising KTE evaluation tools|
|Knowledge Translation Competency Framework||A framework to evaluate the impacts of research on policy and practice|
Tools to promote your research:
|10 tips for tweeting research|