Community Engaged Scholarship and Knowledge Mobilization Resources

The following lists of repositories hold research, resource, methods, and tools related to community-engaged scholarship, community-based research, knowledge mobilization, and knowledge transfer and translation. These repositories were collected through contacting relevant listservs in summer 2013. Specifically, responses were collected from the international Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) listserv, the Canadian Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice (KTE CoP) listserv, and the Knowledge Transfer and Translation Community of Practice listserv hosted by the OMAF & MRA-University of Guelph partnership.

Community Engagement/Health

  • CES4health is a peer-reviewed repository of CBPR and other community-engaged materials and products that are in forms other than journal articles (community and academic experts serve as peers).  Anyone may submit products for peer review. http://www.ces4health.info/
  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) toolbox https://ccph.memberclicks.net/toolkits-databases

Health/Research/Clinical/Public Health

  • Cancer Control PLANET  http://cancercontrolplanet.cancer.gov/
  • GEM at NCI is a place where survey questions and instruments are stored and vetted. (https://www.gem-beta.org/Public/Home.aspx)
    • GEM supports the ability to vet and push for the use of consensus measures in research and clinical work.  They also have collaborative Workspaces where people can run initiatives around particular content areas.  
    • GEM is designed particularly for measures. 
  • Cochrane Colloquium (& collaboration)  http://www.cochrane.org/
  • Fraser Health Department of Evaluation and Research Services (DERS) has developed a Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) Toolkit that will enable you to acquire, assess, adapt and apply evidence (http://research.fraserhealth.ca/knowledge-transfer/knowledge-transfer-toolkit/)
  • National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) has a registry of over 160 methods and tools related to (or that support) knowledge translation (KT) in public health.  http://www.nccmt.ca/
  • Health NEXUS (previously the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse) http://www.healthnexus.ca/
  • Health Evidence at McMaster University http://www.healthevidence.org/
    • Provides access to 3,295 quality-rated systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions. We search the published literature and compile public health relevant reviews -- eliminating your need to search and screen individual databases.
    • They have consultation services for individuals, teams, divisions and organizations that help with interpreting research evidence and applying it to program and policy decisions.

Community-Engaged Research/Community Engagement

  • CORUS is a repository of community-engaged research materials and products that are screened for relevance, quality and accuracy (not formally peer reviewed).  Anyone may upload their own materials to the site. http://ctsacorus.org
    • It was created by the Indiana Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI) Community Health Engagement Program (CHEP) with the help of multiple CTSA collaborators and CCPH.  It was originally called CTSA 2 Community, but was renamed in the Fall of 2012 to CORUS.  The site provides a platform by which users can find and share resources to strengthen their community engaged research activities.  It is free for users to upload and download content from the website.  Resources have been organized in categories that are relevant to community engaged research making it easier for users to search for the type of resource they are looking for. 
  • Community Research Partners is a website that enables community and academic partners to find each other and also includes events and resource materials. Anyone may post a profile and suggest resources.  http://communityresearchpartners.net
  • Research Toolkit is another resource for community-engaged research.  An editorial team vets and posts the resources.  http://researchtoolkit.org/ 
  • The Community Tool Box - Promoting community health and development by connecting people, ideas and resources http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx
  • The Centre for Effective Services in Ireland produced a review of the international evidence base of effective community development programs.  See http://lenus.ie/hse/bitstream/10147/298996/1/EffectiveCommunityDevelopmentProg.pdf

Knowledge Mobilization Resources

  • Research Brokering in Education (RBE), an online hub of knowledge mobilization (KM) resources  http://oere.oise.utoronto.ca/rbe/
  • WhatisKT Wiki provides an inventory of Knowledge Translation (KT) terms, their definitions, and links to related resources. This wiki is a collaborative environment to define and compare terms and concepts used to describe getting research into practice across a variety of disciplines http://whatiskt.wikispaces.com/




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