Writing a Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Plan

Your KMb plan should address the following elements:

  1. Key message and relevance
  2. Objective or goal
  3. Targeted knowledge users
    1. Overview of their context or needs
    2. Level of engagement in research and KMb
  4. Planned KMb activities
    1. Description of activities
    2. Appropriateness for your knowledge users
    3. Timeline
  5. Budget and resources needed to implement KMb plan
  6. Expected impact of research and KMb
    1. Description of KMb evaluation strategy

For additional information about writing a KMb plan for the Tri-councils, consult the article Plan for knowledge mobilization to increase your research impact!

The uOttawa INSITE Lab developed a video on Knowledge Mobilization. Check it out!

KMb plan guides and templates

To find useful KMb plan guidelines, please refer to the following templates.

  • Knowledge mobilization plan form - Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
    This document is a KMb plan model including all the questions to ask yourself to plan your KMb strategy: What? Why? Who? How? When? Impact?
  • Knowledge Translation Planning Template - The Hospital for Sick Children
    This document is a template with a set of checkboxes that can be used to develop knowledge mobilization plans for research. It was developed to be apply to all areas of research.
  • Impact Strategy Assessment Checklist for Grant Applications - York University and Kids Brain Health Network
    This document is a checklist to assess the completeness of your KMb strategy or plan for research projects and grant applications.
  • Knowledge Translation (KT) Planning Primer - Public Health Agency of Canada
    This document is a tool designed to help you share knowledge with confidence and ease. It reviews the process of knowledge sharing and offers worksheets to guide you through the planning process.
  • Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches CIHR
    In this guide, you will learn more about the CIHR definitions for end-of-grant KT and integrated KT, relevant factors related to KT, a worksheet for grant application KT plans and examples of strong research project KT plans.


Learn more about how to write a KMb plan

To get more information or advice on key questions to consider when planning your KMb activities, you can refer to the following websites:

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