Resources

Implementation Science Resource Library

We've compiled some of our most commonly used resources for implementation & improvement research.

Questions? Contact us at implementation@vumc.org

  • Dissemination & Implementation Models Webtool An interactive, online resource designed to help researchers and practitioners navigate D&I Models through planning, selecting, combining, adapting, using, and linking to measures.

    CFIR Website Guidance on using the CFIR to design and conduct an implementation evaluation, including a CFIR-ERIC implementation Strategy Matching Tool.

    CFIR-ERIC Implementation Strategy Matching Tool If you are using the CFIR to identify potential barriers to implementation, this tool can be used to help guide choice of implementation strategies to mitigate those barriers.

    RE-AIM Resources and Tools The RE-AIM workgroup provides resources, tools, and guidance for understanding and applying the RE-AIM framework.

    The EPIS Implementation Framework This site was created to explain and support the EPIS Framework and provides resources for using EPIS including measures and tools (e.g., worksheets, guides).

    UW Implementation Science Resource Hub Introduction to implementation science and an educational roadmap for designing and conducting implementation research.  

  • Webinar Series

    NCI Implementation Science Webinars Listen in as leaders in the field discuss advanced dissemination and implementation research topics and answer questions from the community.

    QUERI’s Implementation Research Group Cyberseminars Covers diverse topics in implementation science – upcoming & past sessions available (filter by QUERI Implementation Research Group). 

    Workshops

    D&I Short Course This annual workshop (typically in the fall) includes interactive sessions that navigate the steps from concept and design to adaptation and implementation in practice. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

    DISC Workshops are regular, skill-building workshops led by national experts covering D&I design and methods topics for health services researchers, faculty, students, and trainees. Hosted by the Dissemination and Implementation Science Center (DISC) at UC San Diego.

  • Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2) The Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2) is a mentored training program for investigators interested in applying dissemination and implementation (D&I) methods and strategies to reduce the burden of chronic disease and address health inequities. Scholars are enrolled for two years, application required.

    Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) Facilitated Course This training institute to provides participants with a thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research with a specific focus on cancer, across the cancer control continuum. Despite the focus on cancer in the title, this resource is intended to be an introduction to implementation science methods and approaches regardless of disease area.

    Penn Implementation Science Institute The Institute will give an introduction to the foundations of implementation science (i.e., terminology, conceptual models and frameworks, study design), an overview of advanced topics (implementation strategies, sustainability), tips for grant writing, skill development and writing specific aims for Implementation Science grants, and describe how principles of implementation science can be applied to practical implementation efforts. Annual in June, 4 half days, registration fee.

    HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute (HIGH IRI) HIGH-IRI offers mentored training in dissemination and implementation research methods focused on HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Health. The program is composed of a two-year period of training and mentorship with two one-week in-residence sessions in St. Louis (at the beginning of the program and at the start of the second year) and remote mentorship throughout the year.

    Implementation Science in Global Health Summer Institute This course will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, funders, and practitioners working in low and middle income settings who are interested in an intensive introduction to Implementation Science. For a subset of participants who are involved in the design and conduct of implementation research, a second week is offered to provide intensive mentorship for the development of the core components of an implementation research protocol.

    Inter-CFAR Implementation Science Fellowship The goal of the fellowship is to support early stage investigators (ESIs) focused on HIV-related research with training and mentoring opportunities in implementation science (IS) to encourage and capacitate ESIs in the submission of successful IS-focused grants. The program, includes didactic, online, and mentored small group training in IS methodology. The applied mentorship focuses on the development of a grant application which incorporates IS methodology and/or training and is intended to culminate in a two-day grant refinement and networking workshop.

D&I Funding Opportunities

We've curated a list of active funding opportunities for Dissemination and Implementation Research. The list is updated monthly and includes funding opportunity announcements from the NIH, AHRQ, and PCORI.

The D&I Funding Opportunities list is available for download here.