Here you will find links online to other D&I trainings, degree programs, fellowships, conferences, online tools, and more.

  • K12 Mentored Training in Implementation Science (MTIS)
    The overall goal of this career development program is to prepare D&I scholars focused on Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep (HLBS) disorders to become independent, productive researchers. The K12 provides personalized educational pathways that allow scholars to identify competencies needed to address their specific goals and anticipated career trajectory.
  • AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship (DSSF)
    The AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship (DSSF) provides a paid post-doctoral learning experience to help researchers gain more applied experience conducting research in delivery system settings. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is one of the integrated delivery systems that participates in this fellowship program.
  • PRACCTIS: Prevention and Control of Cancer Post-Doctoral Training in Implementation Science
    PRACCTIS is a full-time NCI-funded post-doctoral fellowship training program designed to provide the next generation of cancer prevention and control researchers with the knowledge and skill sets to eliminate gaps in the translation of research to practice along the cancer continuum, including prevention of disease, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This 2-3 year program emphasizes didactic training in implementation science and mentored research opportunities and provides access to a wide array of training and enrichment opportunities on the UMass Medical School campus. We emphasize training independent investigators who will become leaders in cancer prevention and control implementation science research.
  • VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D)
    This fellowship provides two years of post-residency research, education, and clinical learning opportunities to eligible physicians. Fellows spend approximately 75 percent of their time in research and education and 25 percent in clinical care at competitively selected VA sites. Mentors of national stature provide guidance to fellows in rich learning environments. Graduates are expected to be role models in leading, developing, conducting, and evaluating innovative health services research in a variety of clinical settings. Many programs include specific expertise and program content in implementation science.
  • VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program
    The purpose of VA’s National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program (NQSFP) is to provide a fellowship program in healthcare quality improvement for physician and nurse scholars. In this two-year, post-residency fellowship for physicians and pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship for nurses, participants learn to develop and apply new knowledge for the ongoing improvement of healthcare services for VA and the nation.
Graduate training, degree and certificate programs
Online tools & databases
  • Implementation Science Exchange (UNC)
    One-stop resource for implementation science researchers. Tools, measures, and MUCH more.
  • State Implementation & Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center, UNC
    The State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center is a national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.
  • The Active Implementation Hub
    “The Active Implementation Hub is a free, online learning environment for use by any stakeholder — practitioners, educators, coaches, trainers, purveyors — involved in active implementation and scaling up of programs and innovations. The site goal is to increase the knowledge and improve the performance of persons engaged in actively implementing any program or practice.”
  • The SIRC Instrument Review Project (IRP): A Systematic Review & Synthesis of Implementation Science Instruments
    The overarching aim of the SIRC Instrument Review Project (IRP) is to conduct a systematic review and synthesis of D&I instruments pulling, not only from published work, but also utilizing existing D&I research networks to obtain instruments in earlier phases of development.
  • Searchable multimedia collection – 4Researchers
    Geared toward researchers at all career levels, is a searchable multimedia collection of practical, engaging “how-to” information about conducting research in the behavioral sciences and other related fields.
    Topics such as research design, participant issues, collaboration, study management, dissemination, and career advancement.
  • Online Training Modules for Evidence-Based Behavioral-Practice
    Free online training to help with EBBP and D&I after you create a free account.
  • Implementation Science Research Webinar Series
    In 2013, The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences Implementation Science Team started a webinar series focused on advanced dissemination and implementation research topics.  Each session will include approximately 30 minutes for presentation(s) by leaders in the field as well as 30 minutes for engaged discussion and Q&A.
  • D&I Modeling System
    This interactive website was designed to help researchers and practitioners to select the D&I Model that best fits their research question or practice problem, adapt the model to the study or practice context, fully integrate the model into the research or practice process, and find existing measurement instruments for the model constructs. The term ‘Model’ is used to refer to both theories and frameworks that make the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions more likely.
  • Quality Fact Sheets — AHRQ
  • Translating Research Into Practice Fact Sheets – AHRQ
  • Insights and Innovation in Improving Health Seminar Series  
    CRISP’s monthly seminar series in implementation sciences addressed topics that corresponded with our 4 educational domains in implementation sciences:
    • Theory and strategies.
    • Community and stakeholder engagement.
    • Tools and approaches.
    • Evaluation: design and analysis
  • Toolkits
  • Clinical Directors Network
    CDN’s overall goal is to translate clinical research into clinical practice for the enhancement of health equity and improvement of public health. Has webcasts on this site.
  • Implementation Research Guide for LMICs
    The Implementation Research in Health Guide was created with the aim of boosting implementation research capacity, particularly in LMICs. Intended for newcomers to the field, those already conducting implementation research, and those with responsibility for implementing programmers, the Guide provides an introduction to basic implementation research concepts and language, briefly outlines what it involves, and describes the many exciting opportunities that it presents.
  • Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S)
    I2S provides a growing repository of resources drawing from related approaches, including systems thinking, transdisciplinarity, implementation science, action research and more. I2S books and reports present original concepts, methods and applications. Contains a variety of multimedia resources.
  • Dissemination Planning Tool: Exhibit A
    This PDF/Word doc tool was developed to help researchers evaluate their research and develop appropriate dissemination plans, if the research is determined to have “real world” impact.
  • Stakeholder Engagement Webtool
    This webtool was developed to help researchers select the most appropriate engagement method or tool for their particular project.
  • iPRISM Webtool
    The interactive iPRISM Webtool guides users to pragmatically and iteratively assess the alignment of the context of an evidence-based program using the PRISM contextual domains and the RE-AIM outcomes.
  • Implementation research toolkit
    Implementation research is conducted within routine systems and real life settings, removed from the controlled settings associated with other types of scientific research. This toolkit was designed to help people learn a standard process that would lead to results that could be compared across regions and countries. It is designed to help identify system bottlenecks and the stakeholders to be involved, formulate appropriate research questions, conduct the research and develop a plan for implementing the study results.
  • Beyond Scientific Publication: Strategies for Disseminating Research Findings (PDF)
    How to develop a dissemination plan. Distributed by Yale Center for Clinical Investigation.
  • RE-AIM Online Module Training
    This web-based module provides instruction and case examples to illustrate the five dimensions of the RE-AIM framework: Reach, Effectiveness or efficacy, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance. The RE-AIM framework is useful for planning new interventions, adapting existing interventions, and designing evaluations that assess the potential public health impact of interventions.
  • Research to Reality Cyber-Seminars
    Each cyber-seminar includes a presentation summary, learning objectives, speaker bio’s, links to published articles, and other helpful resources and tools.
Other D&I Training Programs

HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute (HIGH-IRI)

The HIGH-IRI is a new training program focused on the intersection between Dissemination & Implementation Science and infectious diseases. 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 Research Institute (IRI)
The Implementation Research Institute (IRI) was established to advance the field of implementation science in mental health by enhancing the career development of early to mid-career investigators. The IRI is a unique interdisciplinary training program that will help you launch a research career in implementation science.

Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) hosts this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research with a specific focus on cancer, across the cancer control continuum. The institute is a combination of a 4-month online course (six modules with related assignments) and a 2-day in-person. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy).

Participants will be expected to return to their home institutions prepared to share what they have learned at the institute to help further the field of D&I research (e.g., giving talks, leading seminars, forming new collaborations, mentoring, submitting D&I grant proposals).

More trainings listed here (UNC’s list).

Archived Training Programs

Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation in Cancer (MT-DIRC)
This NCI/NIH R25 education program (PI: R. Brownson, 2013-2019) was uniquely positioned to build capacity in D&I research in cancer prevention and control. The program applied state-of-the-art training methods to build capacity in post-doctoral researchers. The work of the faculty and fellows in this program are significant because it addressed cancer risk factors and populations with high burden, where intervention knowledge on evidence-based programs and policies (EBPPs) is substantial, yet not commonly applied, and where a large reduction in cancer mortality is feasible if this knowledge were more widely taken up into practice and policy.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training Institute on Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)
From 2011 to 2019, NIH and VA sponsored this 5-day training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation research in health. Faculty and guest lecturers consisted of leading experts (practitioners and teachers) in theory, implementation and evaluation approaches to D&I, creating partnerships and multi-level, trans-disciplinary research teams, research design, methods and analyses appropriate for D&I investigations and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy).