- SSHRC’s Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization
- Western Research’s Knowledge Mobilization Web Resources
- Knowledge Mobilization Toolkit – Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
- Resources for FIMS, Law and Music researchers available on the secure OWL site.
- Information on this Blog
- Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR
- Knowledge Translation Training and Tools – The Hospital for Sick Children
- Ward, V., Smith, S., Foy, R. House, A. and Hamer, S. (2010) Planning for knowledge translation: a researcher’s guide. Evidence & Policy. 6(4): 527-541.
Open Access (OA) is a principle by which scholarly content is made available online free of charge and with minimal copyright and licensing restriction.
- Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications
- Assistance at Western
- Scholarship@Western is an open access platform to disseminate the scholarship created by Western researchers.
- Video by Western Libraries outlining OA basics.
What is Knowledge Mobilization?
SSHRC‘s definition: “The reciprocal and complementary flow and uptake of research knowledge between researchers, knowledge brokers and knowledge users—both within and beyond academia—in such a way that may benefit users and create positive impacts within Canada and/or internationally, and, ultimately, has the potential to enhance the profile, reach and impact of social sciences and humanities research. Knowledge mobilization initiatives must address at least one of the following, as appropriate, depending on research area and project objectives, context, and target audience:
- informs, advances and/or improves:
- research agendas;
- theory; and/or
- public debate;
- policies; and/or
- enhances/improves services; and/or
- informs the decisions and/or processes of people in business, government, the media, practitioner communities and civil society.”
Predatory Journals / Publishers – Care is needed when looking for a journal to submit your article to or a publisher for your book. There are tools to help you determine whether a journal is predatory or not, such as the guidelines on the Think. Check. Submit. website at https://thinkchecksubmit.org/.
Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications – helpful information on Predatory Publishing
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