1 Introduction to Knowledge Management and Communications | Synopsis

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Knowledge management and communication of research has become increasingly important to research funders, decision-makers in industry, government and the community, and members of the public. A strong knowledge management strategy (developing or using systems to manage access and use of your data) and a strong communication plan (moving your research knowledge in focused ways and more broadly) will help you to maximize the impact of your research – ultimately influencing social, health, environmental or economic changes within Canada and beyond.

This course will walk you through the various components of knowledge management and communication. You’ll learn how to manage and share your data, tools to communicate your research, principles of social media engagement, guidelines to engage with communities, support for intellectual property management and commercialization, and strategies to engage with policy-makers.

This introductory module will help you to think more deeply about knowledge management and mobilization. You’ll learn about various definitions and models of knowledge mobilization, the benefits of engaging with end users, and the basics of plain language communication – supporting you to start building a knowledge mobilization plan of your own.


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