Resources

Relevant articles and other reading

 

Did you attend In the Trenches? This archive is where you’ll find relevant articles selected by our speakers as well as the presentations from the event to make the most of your learning. Article suggestions and presentations are sorted by associated speaker.

Articles & Other Resources

Stephen Hanney

Research impact: a narrative review

Trisha Greenhalgh, James Raferty, Steve Hanney and Matthew Glover, BMC Medicine (2016) 14:78

Impact occurs when research generates benefits (health, economic, cultural) in addition to building the academic knowledge base. Its mechanisms are complex and reflect the multiple ways in which knowledge is generated and utilised. Much progress has been made in measuring both the outcomes of research and the processes and activities through which these are achieved, though the measurement of impact is not without its critics. Read more …

Maxi Miciak

Making an Impact: A Shared Framework for Assessing the Impact of Health Services and Policy on Decision-Making

Impact Analysis Working Group of the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance (CHSPRA)

The Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance (CHSPRA) was established in 2015 as an alliance of research funders, health charities, health system organizations and university training programs that are committed to advancing a pan-Canadian vision and strategy for health services and policy research (HSPR), and to collaborating on joint initiatives where shared goals and priorities exist. […] While considerable effort has been made to understand the magnitude of investment in HSPR and the programs and priorities to which the investment has been allocated, very little is known about the outcomes and impact of investments at a pan-Canadian level. This is particularly true in terms of understanding the impacts of HSPR on decision-making. Read more …

Alex Clark

Recommended article. Delivering talent: Careers of researchers inside and outside academia. LERU position paper June 2018.

Read More … https://www.leru.org/files/LERU-PP-Delivering-Talent-Executive-Summary

Seven high-level recommendations:

  1. Researchers should be trained for a multitude of roles in society.
  2. A shift of perspective is required: from a straight career track to multiple career pathways.
  3. The mechanisms by which early-career researchers find their way from academia into society need to be strengthened.
  4. More cross-sector mobility at senior levels should be achieved.
  5. More effort is needed to accelerate progress of women in senior and leadership positions and to enlarge diversity ambitions.
  6. Universities and supervisors have to strengthen career support.
  7. Research stakeholders must engage together in supporting careers of researchers.

Paula Adam

ISRIA statement: ten-point guidelines for an effective process of research impact assessment process

Paula Adam et al., Health Research Policy and Systems (2018) 16:8

As governments, funding agencies and research organisations worldwide seek to maximise both the financial and non-financial returns on investment in research, the way the research process is organised and funded is becoming increasingly under scrutiny. There are growing demands and aspirations to measure research impact (beyond academic publications), to understand how science works, and to optimise its societal and economic impact. In response, a multidisciplinary practice called research impact assessment is rapidly developing. Read more …

Lauren Gerlach

Suggested Resources

  • 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, December 2019

https://academyhealth.org/events/2019-12/12th-annual-conference-science-dissemination-and-implementation-health

  • Engagement Science Blog: Introducing Inclusive Research Practices & Potential Impacts. In this first of a six-part series that explores evidence-based engagement in health research, a group of researchers traces the emergence of engagement science.

https://www.academyhealth.org/blog/2019-01/engagement-science-introducing-inclusive-research-practices-potential-impacts

  • Engagement in Health Research Literature Explorer. Finding literature on engagement in health research can be challenging, because there are no standard search terms or language for describing what engagement means in this context. So, PCORI staff members have put together a searchable list of publications on engagement in health research, selected through a process described here. This resource can be sorted by article topic type, types of stakeholders engaged, and phase(s) of research in which engagement occurred, from identifying research questions to sharing study results. Articles are listed if they met our search and inclusion criteria.

https://www.pcori.org/literature/engagement-literature

Pavel Ovseiko

A global call for action to include gender in research impact assessment

Pavel Ovseiko et al., Health Research Policy and Systems (2016) 14:50

Global investment in biomedical research has grown significantly over the last decades, reaching approximately a quarter of a trillion US dollars in 2010. However, not all of this investment is distributed evenly by gender. It follows, arguably, that scarce research resources may not be optimally invested (by either not supporting the best science or by failing to investigate topics that benefit women and men equitably). Women across the world tend to be significantly underrepresented in research both as researchers and research participants, receive less research funding, and appear less frequently than men as authors on research publications. Read more …

Additional articles related to this topic:

  • Advancing gender equality through the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science: an exploratory study of women’s and men’s perceptions. Read more …
  • Creating a more supportive and inclusive university culture: a mixed-methods interdisciplinary comparative analysis of medical and social sciences at the University of Oxford. Read more …
  • Australia’s strategy to achieve gender equality in STEM. Read more …
  • Markers of achievement for assessing and monitoring gender equity in translational research organisations: a rationale and study protocol. Read more …
  • Understanding the Athena SWAN award scheme for gender equality as a complex social intervention in a complex system: analysis of Silver award action plans in a comparative European perspective. Read more …

Additional Articles on the topics of Implementation Science, Complexity, Value Co-Creations and Research Impact Assessment:

  • Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks. Read more …
  • Spreading and scaling up innovation and improvement. Read more …
  • Maximising value from a United Kingdom Biomedical Research Centre: study protocol. Read more …
  • Assessing research impact in academic clinical medicine: a study using Research Excellence Framework pilot impact indicators. Read more …
  • Creating a more supportive and inclusive university culture: a mixed-methods interdisciplinary comparative analysis of medical and social sciences at the University of Oxford. Read more …

Presentations

NOTE: Speakers who did not use a slide deck will not be listed here: refer to the Speaker page fora complete list of Summit presenters.

Presentations listed are order alphabetically by Speaker last name.

  • Jordan Antflick, “Importance of patient engagement with scale and spread of research and innovations into the health system.” Download PDF …

  • Alex Clark, “Talent for the workforce of tomorrow.” Download PDF …

  • Nancy Fraser, “Co-creation approach for value – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS).” Download PDF …

  • Lauren Gerlach, “Engaging patients through the research lifecycle.” Download PDF …

  • Rick Glazier, “Navigating the Canadian data landscape.” Download PDF …

  • Eduard Güell, “Women’s leadership and advancement in 20 Catalan biomedical research centres.” Download PDF …

  • Stephen Hanney and Kathryn Graham, “Impact frameworks in action.” Download PDF …

  • Laura Hillier, “Scale and spreading infrastructure nationally.” Download PDF …

  • Reesa John, “Creating an organizational culture to move implementation to impact.” Download PDF …

  • Adam Kamenetzky and Carrie Hough, “Designing a monitoring, evaluation and learning approach to maximize sustainable impact for the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)’s Global Health portfolio.” Download PDF …

  • Tom Keenan, “The importance of planning for effective adoption pathways to delivery social and economic impact.” Download PDF …

  • Meghan McMahon, “Canadian health system impact fellowships.” Download PDF …

  • Maxi Miciak, “Using a co-creation and layered approach to scaling and spreading impact assessment in Canada.” Download PDF …

  • Jean Miller, “Meaningful participation of patients in R&I for implementation and impact.” Download PDF …

  • Kelly Mrklas and Rachel Flynn, “Sustaining implementation efforts leveraging impact assessment.” Download PDF …

  • Tim Murphy, “Strategic considerations for research and innovation scale and spread.” Download PDF …

  • Gregg Nelson, “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) – the Alberta Experience.” Download PDF …

  • Alan O’Connor and Kathryn Graham, “Social economic return on investment.” Download PDF …

  • Pavel Ovseiko, “Complexity, implementation science and value co-creation.” Download PDF …

  • Pavel Ovseiko, “The gender equity pathway to impact.” Download PDF …

  • Núria Radó-Trilla, “Engaging stakeholders in the development of a system of Research Health Assessment (SARIS) in Catalonia.” Download PDF …

  • Wendy Reijmerink, “Maximising sustainable impact in The Netherlands.” Download PDF …

  • Elizabeth Shirt, “Clean technology the Alberta way.” Download PDF …

  • Alba Velasco, “Semantic technologies and ontology-based data access for research impact monitoring and evaluation.” Download PDF …

  • Gabrielle Zimmerman, “Using implementation labs to clear a path to impact.” Download PDF …