Implementation Science Resources
The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN)
The mission of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) is to contribute to the best practices and science of implementation, organization change, and system reinvention to improve outcomes across the spectrum of human services.
Download the NIRN monograph "Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature
Over the past decade, the science related to developing and identifying "evidence-based practices and programs" has improved- however the science related to implementing these programs with fidelity and good outcomes for consumers lag far behind. To this end, our intent is to describe the current state of the science of implementation, and identify what it will take to transmit innovative programs and practices to mental health, social services, juvenile justice, education, early childhood education, employment services, and substance abuse prevention and treatment. This monograph summarizes findings from the review of the research literature on implementation and proposes frameworks for understanding effective implementation processes. The results of this literature review and synthesis confirm that systematic implementation practices are essential to any national attempt to use the products of science - such as evidence-based programs - to improve the lives of its citizens.
The Centre for Effective Services (Ireland)
The Centre for Effective Services is an independent organization working across the island of Ireland, that helps services for children, young people and the community to make better use of evidence of what works so that they can deliver more effective services. The Centre undertakes a wide range of project work to influence policy and systems change, champion innovative service design and implementation and build knowledge, skills and capacity of the whole sector. This includes government departments, organizations, research institutes and individuals who provide services. They have compiled a list of implementation frameworks, which provide an overview of the practices which guide the implementation process.
Join Us for the Second Biennial Global Implementation Conference (GIC 2013) - August 19-21, 2013 - Washington, D.C.
In 2011, the first Global Implementation Conference (GIC) brought together more than 750 scientists, policy makers, practitioners, and community and organizational leaders from around the world for an unprecedented focus on how evidence-based practices can be implemented effectively to improve outcomes for people and organizations. The GIC provides a forum for reporting research and evaluation of implementation, sharing implementation best practices, and establishing public policies to support implementation research and practice.