Knowledge Mobilization

Two individuals, speaking in front of a computer screenKnowledge mobilization includes a broad range of activities that bring research knowledge users into shared spaces with researchers. These interactions are relationship-based and context-specific. Knowledge mobilization does not just refer to dissemination, but also engagement, participation and attention to impact.

Knowledge mobilization is deliberate, requiring resources and non-academic expertise. A knowledge mobilization plan will evolve as research results come in, as the social context shifts and as the needs of knowledge users change. Prioritizing knowledge mobilization principles within research:

  • Ensures the right questions are asked at the right time.
  • Increases access to—and use of—research knowledge.
  • Helps identify and mitigate the research's potential negative impacts.
  • Creates a measurable pathway towards research outcomes and future societal benefits.
  • Increases awareness of the research topic, research program and personal profile.

Western Research provides tools, supports and professional development opportunities to help you stay up-to-date with this critical component of your research program. Connect with your faculty Research Officer for support on integrating knowledge mobilization and translation plans into grant applications.

Knowledge Mobilization Planning

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Tools & Resources

Western Research offers several tools for researchers


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