Category: Science

  • Writing implementation research grant proposals: ten key ingredients

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    This article addresses the challenges of preparing grant applications that succeed in the emerging field of dissemination and implementation. The article summarizes ten ingredients that are important in implementation research grants.
  • Implementation science made too simple: a teaching tool

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    This resource uses very simple language to help colleagues grasp key concepts in implementation science.
  • What is Implementation Science?

    Type of resource: Video
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    An introduction to implementation science.
  • Implementation Science Research Development (ImpRes) Tool

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    This guide provides a systematic step-by-step approach to designing implementation research.
  • Webinar: Matching Implementation Strategies to Barriers and Enablers

    Type of resource: Link
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Barriers and facilitators
    This webinar is suitable for researchers wanting expert guidance on how to use available tools and approaches for matching specific implementation strategies to identified barriers and enablers as part of implementation science research.
  • Three opportunities to boost implementation science at a critical time of need

    Type of resource: Link
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    This is a piece written by Implementation Science Communications Associate Editors Bev Holmes and Alison Hamilton, in the BMC’s On Health blog in March 2021.
  • Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Frameworks, models, theories
    The aim of this article is to propose a taxonomy that distinguishes between different categories of theories, models and frameworks in implementation science, to facilitate appropriate selection and application of relevant approaches in implementation research and practice and to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue among implementation researchers.
  • Implementation Science to Advance Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists and Other Health Professionals

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    This primer provides an overview of implementation science principles for pharmacists and other health care providers interested in accelerating practice transformation to improve health care delivery and, ultimately, patient care.
  • An Introduction to Implementation Science for the Non-Specialist

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    In this paper the authors aim to introduce implementation science principles to non-specialist investigators, administrators, and policymakers seeking to become familiar with this emerging field. This introduction is based on published literature and the authors’ experience as researchers in the field, as well as extensive service as implementation science grant reviewers.
  • Revisiting time to translation: implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in cancer control

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Research translation
    Estimates of the implementation of evidence-based practices average around 17 years. This study revisits the pathway to translation for cancer control evidence-based practices, and evaluates variation in the translational pathway of these practices. 
  • Developing implementation research capacity: longitudinal evaluation of the King’s College London Implementation Science Masterclass, 2014–2019

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Context Evaluation
    This paper describes the Implementation Science Masterclass developed and delivered by King’s College London and an International faculty of implementation experts. The paper provides delegates’ quantitative and qualitative evaluations (gathered through a survey at the end of the Masterclass) and faculty reflections over the period it has been running (2014–2019).
  • Building capacity in dissemination and implementation science: a systematic review of the academic literature on teaching and training initiatives

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Context Mentoring
    This systematic review by Dr Rachel Davis (King’s College London) and Dr Danielle D’Lima (University College London) provides a global view of dissemination and implementation capacity-building initiatives and discusses the development and future of such capacity-building initiatives.
  • Designing and Undertaking Randomised Implementation Trials: Guide for Researchers

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Design and analysis Study design
    This new guidance provides a comprehensive overview of the key components of conducting randomised trials of implementation strategies. The authors are an international team led by Professor Luke Wolfenden and includes six other Australian contributors.
  • How is Implementation Science Transforming Healthcare: Challenging Assumptions and Future Directions

    Type of resource: Video
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: De-implementation Evidence-practice gap Implementation strategies
    The traditional view of the pathway from research to practice suggests linear development of interventions emerging from basic science insights, testing of those interventions through specific stages of investigative trials, publication of those results, and then consideration of how the interventions may be adopted, implemented and sustained in clinical and community systems of care. As ... Read more
  • Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice

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    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    This book is a practical text on dissemination and implementation research (D&I), the study of how scientific research is implemented in everyday life. The book has been assembled and authored by the leading voices in D&I research, covering the most actionable and essential aspects of the science. It offers tools and methods to move research ... Read more
  • How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare clearly and succinctly demystifies the implementation process and explains how to successfully apply evidence-based healthcare to practice in order to ensure safe and effective practice. Written in an engaging and practical style, it includes frameworks, tools and techniques for successful implementation and behavioural change, as well as in-depth coverage and ... Read more
  • An implementation science primer for psycho-oncology: translating robust evidence into practice

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    This article describes the fundamental concepts and principles of implementation science for a psycho-oncology audience, to increase the number and quality of implementation studies across the discipline.
  • Evaluation of Systems-Oriented Public Health Interventions: Alternative Research Designs

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Evaluation Study design
    This article explores the key features and complexities associated with a range of research designs that can be used as alternatives to the individual randomized controlled trial (RCT). Some of these research designs include the cluster RCT, stepped wedge design, interrupted time series, multiple baseline, and controlled pre- and post- designs.
  • Translational Research Framework

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Evaluation Frameworks, models, theories
    This guide provides a number of prompts to help identify the steps you need to take to a) demonstrate that a health service, program or policy innovation works, b) understand the conditions under which it was successful (or unsuccessful) and c) where appropriate, identify how to scale up an innovation for greatest impact.
  • Knowledge Translation of Research Findings

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Evidence-practice gap Knowledge translation
    This paper summarises the current concepts and evidence to guide knowledge translation activities, defined as T2 research (the translation of new clinical knowledge into improved health).
  • Developing theory-informed behaviour change interventions to implement evidence into practice: a systematic approach using the Theoretical Domains Framework

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Frameworks, models, theories Intervention development
    This resource outlines a four-step systematic method for developing an intervention designed to change clinical practice based on a theoretical framework. The method of development provides a systematic framework that could be used by others developing complex implementation interventions. While this framework should be iteratively adjusted and refined to suit other contexts and settings, we ... Read more
  • Opportunities for Epidemiologists in Implementation Science: A Primer

    Type of resource:
    Science Expertise: Beginner Resource category: Science
    Topics: Introductory
    The purpose of this paper is to provide epidemiologists with a primer in implementation science, which includes dissemination research and implementation research as defined by the National Institutes of Health. We describe the basic principles of implementation science, highlight key components for conducting research, provide examples of implementation studies that encompass epidemiology, and offer resources ... Read more