MEOPAR works to mobilize the knowledge gained through our research program to encourage social innovation and provide value for the Canadian economy and society.
Knowledge mobilization (KM, sometimes referred to as KTEE) is the process by which evidence (usually in the form of research findings) is applied or made useful to non-academic end-users (e.g. government organizations, policy makers, the general public, private industry or not-for-profits).
MEOPAR works to mobilize the knowledge gained through our research program to encourage social innovation and provide value for the Canadian economy and society. This is accomplished by working with key partners and end-users throughout the research cycle – from the identification of the research question, to evaluating the results of the project and putting them to use. In doing so, MEOPAR works to increase evidence-based decision making in:
- Public policy
- Government operations and regulations
- Coastal communities
- Marine industry operations
Knowledge mobilization informs all aspects of our core business including research, training and partnerships, to ensure MEOPAR’s research has impact for Canada.
Knowledge mobilization is a new and fast-growing field. We have included some resources below to introduce researchers to KM processes, as well as a more extensive list of resources in the KM toolkit (link on righthand side). MEOPAR strongly encourages researchers to consider knowledge mobilization when preparing funding proposals.
The KMb Toolkit, designed by the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, provides an introduction to the core concepts of KM and includes an easy-to-use KM planning guide and template, as well as other educational resources.
The BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook is a non-academic, practical guide for researchers planning and carrying out KM projects. It is designed to assist project teams with identifying and mapping relevant stakeholders.
The Co-produced Pathway to Impact is a logic model based framework for mapping the progress of projects from research to impact.