KM Networks and Practices
Below you will find links to online resource networks and practices in the area of KM.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) RESEARCH SUPPORTING PRACTICE IN EDUCATION (RSPE)
“Research Supporting Practice in Education’ (RSPE) is a program of research and related activities aimed at learning more about building strong linkages between research, policy and practice. We call these efforts Knowledge Mobilization (KM).
RSPE is headquartered at OISE/University of Toronto and supported with core funds from the Canada Research Chairs program. Ben Levin, Canada Research Chair in Education Leadership and Policy, is the principal investigator working with academic colleagues and graduate students”
Knowledge Utilization/ Utilisation des Connaissence (KUUC) is a Université Laval initiative that operated between 2000 and 2010. It includes access and ranking of over 200 peer-reviewed articles relating to evidence based decision-making and knowledge translation.
Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU)
“RURU's role is to conduct research on research use and provide a research resource for all those interested in using research to improve public policy and services. In addition to its research activities, RURU also provides training in areas relating to the use of research in policy and practice”.
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. This link includes access to a repository of articles, literature reviews and toolkits related to evidence based policymaking exploring the ways in which policy can be more responsive, particularly in the developing world. It focuses primarily on approaches used by the UK Government.
“Research Impact is a service-oriented program designed to connect university research with research users across Canada to ensure that research helps to inform decision-making”.
Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE)
"CUREE works at the leading edge of research and evidence-informed educational practice. Our aim is to help teachers make informed decisions about the most effective and efficient approaches to use in their own context. We search regularly and comprehensively to find the most useful research, and constantly use evidence about effective learning processes to create new, engaging and accessible tools for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), for teaching and learning and for organisational development."
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF)
"For more than a decade, CHSRF has brought researchers and decision-makers together to create and apply knowledge to improve health services for Canadians. CHSRF is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, established with endowed funds from the federal government and its agencies, and incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act.
We bring researchers and decision-makers together to understand each other's goals and professional culture, to forge new partnerships and to influence each other's work.
Together with our partners, we have helped Canada to become an international leader in evidence-informed decision-making."
"The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions. Campbell is based on voluntary cooperation among researchers of a variety of backgrounds. Campbell's strategic and policy making body is the Steering Group.
Campbell currently has five Coordinating Groups: Social Welfare, Crime and Justice, Education, Methods, and the Users group. The Coordinating Groups are responsible for the production, scientific merit, and relevance of our systematic reviews. They provide editorial services and support to review authors. Each Coordinating Group has two representatives on the Steering Group."
Best Evidence Synthesis Program (BES)
Ministry of Education, New Zealand
"The New Zealand Ministry of Education’s best evidence synthesis iterations draw together, explain and illustrate through vignette and case, bodies of evidence about what works to improve education outcomes, and what can make a bigger difference for the education of all our children and young people. The BESs are intended to be a catalyst for systemic improvement and sustainable development in education."
Research in Practice
"Our mission is to build the capacity for evidence-informed practice in children’s services. We support our network of Partners to move forward together, fostering a lasting culture shift in using evidence-informed practice to improve the lives of children, young people and families. Our work is about bringing together practitioner expertise with formal research evidence – creating new knowledge, new skills and a new energy to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families. We support your people, your priorities and your performance."
"We are the ‘team around the agency’, bringing a range of experts and resources to each Partner, working with staff at all levels on each Partners’ individual priorities. And we connect our Partners with national policy and research agendas through key strategic collaborations."