Here you will find links online to IRI curricula, D&I trainings, Conferences and Workshops, Implementation Science Journals and IRI Publications.


IRI 2023 Curriculum

Other D&I Training Programs

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).

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.

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.

We advance the growing body of Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) research methods by building training opportunities and catalyzing newly applied D&I research across health specialties. We work to ensure that the most effective services are delivered in clinical and public health settings.

Our research agenda offers a unique opportunity to meet the challenge of extending evidence-based care to the most vulnerable of our society’s members. Improving the quality of mental health care to social service clients has enormous potential to ensure treatment to persons whose disorder currently goes undetected, to extend evidence-based care to those who are now served poorly, and to reduce racial disparities in care.

The Brown School currently supports two NIH-funded T32 training programs for PhD students enrolled in our social work program, and for scholars already holding doctorates in social work and related disciplines, who are interested in addictions and mental health research. Both programs provide tuition fellowships and stipends, specialized coursework, and mentored research training for eligible applicants. 

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. This innovative program places a strong emphasis on mentoring, applying competencies and curriculum specifically focused on chronic disease disparities, and working with a diverse set of partners. Scholars are enrolled in the program for two years.

Conferences and Workshops

The Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I), co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, helps realize the full potential of evidence to optimize health and health care by bridging the gap between research, practice, and policy. By outlining the priorities in the field, the Science of D&I Conference aims to ensure that evidence is used to inform decisions that will improve the health of individuals and communities.

Implementation Science Focused Journals

Implementation Science publishes research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical, organizational, or policy contexts.

Implementation Science Communications, an official companion journal to Implementation Science, is a forum to publish research relevant to the systematic study of approaches to foster uptake of evidence based practices and policies that affect health care delivery and health outcomes, in clinical, organizational, or policy contexts.

Implementation Research and Practice is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, online-only journal providing rapid publication of interdisciplinary research that advances the implementation in diverse contexts of effective approaches to assess, prevent, and treat mental health, substance use, or other addictive behaviors, in the general population or among those at-risk or suffering from these disorders.

This journal is a peer-reviewed forum for the development, integration and exchange of implementation knowledge and experience. International submissions from any discipline or setting are encouraged.

The Implementation Science section of Frontiers in Health Services publishes highest quality, innovative studies in the field of implementation science applied to the health and social care sectors.

Program Announcements

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, and developing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, tools, policies, and guidelines. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to stop or reduce (“de-implement”) the use of interventions that are ineffective, unproven, low-value, or harmful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

IRI Publications

Special Issue Publications

The special series is designed to provide examples of funded implementation research conducted by alumni of the frst four cohorts of the Implementation Research Institute (IRI). The introduction links the six substantive papers to the conceptual and methodological challenges laid out in a 2009 publication in this journal which led to the IRI training program in the emerging science of implementation with a special focus on behavior health settings. The 7th paper in the series illustrates an innovative evaluative approach to design and measurement of IRI fellow publications and grants informed by the training program such as bibliometrics. The introduction also notes some elements identifed in the 2009 foundational paper not represented in these papers such as costs as well as important developments and foci in the decade since 2009 such as deimplementation, sustainability, dynamic adaptation processes, and hybrid designs that need to be an integral part of training programs in implementation research.