2019 Research and Innovation Impact Assessment Course

We are pleased to announce our fifth regional Research and Innovation Impact Assessment course: June 3–5, 2019.

Registration is now open and program updates can be found on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Use #RIIA19


Banff, Alberta, Canada

Optimizing impact through evidence

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

  • Advance knowledge about RIIA frameworks, tools and approaches used in this emerging and specialized discipline
  • “Skilling up” in an area of increasingly high demand
  • Provide access to RIIA resources, decision support tools and a course workbook that reflect evidence-based practices and practice-based evidence
  • Facilitate collaborations and networks that connect participants to a local and international community of RIIA practitioners

Download the RIIA 2019 preliminary program *as of March 4, 2019

Register now!


The course (formally the Training Course on Health Research Impact Assessment hosted by Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, AIHS) is a local affiliate of the International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA) that was co-founded by Dr. Kathryn Graham of Alberta Innovates and has been designed to focus more exclusively on the development and implementation of RIIA within the regional context.

Establishment of the 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. We are working with our partners throughout government, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, industry and the health research and innovation 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 research and innovation, one that incorporates both performance measurement and evaluation teachings.

For more information contact pme@albertainnovates.ca.