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Establishment of the new federal ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is creating exciting times for the research and innovation impact agenda in Canada. This action signifies a renewed focus on performance measurement and evidence-informed decision making in Canada. Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is working with our partners throughout government, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, industry and the health system locally, nationally and internationally to measure and report on impacts created through our collaborative efforts. It is an opportune time for a practical training course on how to assess the impact of health research and innovation, especially one that incorporates both performance measurement and evaluation teachings. AIHS is pleased to announce that it will once again host such a course on June 12 to 15, 2016 in Banff, Alberta. The course is a local affiliate of the International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA) that was co-founded by AIHS and has been designed to focus more exclusively on the development and implementation of research impact assessments.

The course is designed to increase participants’ competitive advantage through:

  • Advancing their knowledge about research impact assessment (RIA) frameworks, tools and approaches in this emerging and specialized discipline
  • “Skilling up” in an area of increasingly high demand
  • Providing access to RIA resources, decision support tools and a course workbook (print and online format) that reflect evidence-based practices and practice-based evidence
  • Establishing collaborations and networks that connect participants to a local and international community of practitioners

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Response from the community has been incredible! The course is full and registration has closed.

Those interested in adding their name to a wait list are encouraged to contact us. Should spots come available, they will be offered in the order in which the wait list requests were received.


This course will be of interest to individuals who are involved or interested in learning more about Health Research Impact Assessments (HRIA) in Alberta and Canada. It also appeals to those who want to learn to optimize impacts across the health research and innovation (R&I) ecosystem. Participants themselves generally work in health R&I, program management, evaluation, knowledge translation, quality improvement, policy and R&I decision makers. Check out what our past participants had to say.