Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

Knowledge Mobilization & Implementation Science – A Definition

Implementation Science

Implementation Science is about using a specific set of purposeful activities at the practice, program, and system level (a group of related components) designed to put into place a program or intervention of known dimensions for social benefit. It’s the science of bringing evidence-based research and knowledge exchange through knowledge mobilization (KMb) into practice to improve society – and ultimately make the world a better place.

One response to “Knowledge Mobilization & Implementation Science – A Definition

  1. researchimpact January 25, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I have previously written, “I think Implementation is an element within the broad spectrum of knowledge mobilization (KMb) that turns research into action for the benefit of society. KMb starts with creating relationships between researchers and decision makers so that research can ultimately inform decisions about interventions. As the authors define it, the decision to test, evaluate, adapt and then adopt that intervention is Implementation. It fits within the KMb spectrum, is downstream from many KMb activities such as relationship building, co-creation and systematic reviews. It is part of but is not synonymous with KMb.”

    So we’re close in definition but I see KMb as embracing a variety of activities including implementation science.

    See my journal club on this at:

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