More about Knowledge Exchange

Defining knowledge exchange

Canada’s national funding agencies, CIHR, SSHRC, and NSERC, as well as other funding agencies are emphasizing and in some cases requiring as part of funding applications, rich knowledge mobilization and translation plans highlighting who engages within research, what are the research outputs and outcomes, who benefits from these outputs and outcomes, and what impact is made by the research.

Defining impact

Impact is the effect, change or benefit of research on the economy, society, culture, academia, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life. Traditional academic impact measures include the h-index, citation counts, and publication counts. We believe academic impact can be broadened to include measures of overall publication impact, publication depth and breadth, citation depth and breadth, and geographical spread of citations.

Additional resources

Below, you will find some literature relevant to knowledge translation and impact.