What If Research Was Like the Restaurant Industry?

Take a moment and envision what research could look like if we handcrafted it to meet the needs of our audience, still taking the time to create art like great chefs, warm our day like a host, and treat us like royalty like a great server. What might that look like and why should we not take some queues from the diners we visit and the restaurants we visit as models for a tasty future for knowledge generation and translation.

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Selling The Value of Research

Communicating about research used to be something left to journalists, but not anymore. The need for the scientist to start communicating their research with the outside world is here and CIHR and other organizations are leading the charge to motivate scientists to be better at sharing what they do and what they find with the public.

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Knowledge Translation or Just Better Marketing?

Can the dream of knowledge translation be achieved by better marketing, or is focusing on message delivery processes missing the larger point?

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Social (non) Sense-making

What is true in the world of social media and decision making is a matter of interpretation. However that interpretation, often off-loaded to others in crowdsourcing models, might not work well when strong ties are needed to foster quality decisions.

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