The knowledge base on implementation is growing across a range of sectors and keeping up to date can be difficult. Below, find a selection of resources freely available for download. New resources will be added regularly so please check this section of the website for new additions.

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In Progress: Implementation Specialists - A Scoping Review

Based on a partnership between the EIC, the University of North Carolina (U.S.) and the Centre for Effective Services (Ireland), we are currently facilitating the production of a scoping review focused on Implementation Specialists. We are very interested in getting your input! Find further details below by downloading this resource - a brief introduction to our project.

Implementing evidence-based practice in social work: a shared responsibility

The main aim of this PhD thesis is to contribute to the growing body of empirical research on EBP implementation in social work, by exploring the factors that support or impede EBP implementation in social work practice and further developing our understanding of how implementation of evidence-based practice in social work practice can be improved. The focus is on Dutch Social Work.

NCEC Implementation Guide and Toolkit

The Irish National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) commissioned this Implementation Guide to support those involved in the development and implementation of National Clinical Guidelines, for planning implementation activities.

A School's Guide to Implementation

The purpose of this guide to implementation, developed by the Education Endowment Foundation, is to describe and demystify the professional practice of implementation – to document knowledge of the steps that effective schools take to manage change well. It can be used to apply any school improvement decision: programmes or practices; whole-school or targeted approaches; internal or externally generated ideas.

CaSE: Improve the use of evidence in UK government policy making

As part of CaSE's work on science advice in government, this new report explores current structures, processes and practice and looks for opportunities to strengthen and improve them across government. The report makes 14 recommendations to improve the use of evidence in UK Government policymaking under three themes: architecture; supply and demand; and evaluation and accountability.

CaSE: Improve the use of evidence in UK government policy making

As part of CaSE's work on science advice in government, this new report explores current structures, processes and practice and looks for opportunities to strengthen and improve them across government. The report makes 14 recommendations to improve the use of evidence in UK Government policymaking under three themes: architecture; supply and demand; and evaluation and accountability.

The ImpleMentAll (IMA) project

Very few eHealth interventions make it into routine care, and those that do take a long time to get there. Getting eHealth Implementation right is the focus of the ImpleMentAll project (IMA). IMA gathers representatives from nine European countries and Australia to develop and trial a framework for tailoring the implementation of evidence-based eHealth services.

Integration and Implementation Insights

Integration and Implementation Insights hosts blog posts written by researchers and practitioners from all over the world on tools and concepts useful for research implementation (as well as knowledge synthesis and dealing with unkowns).

Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S)

The Integration and Implementation Sciences is an intellectual hub sitting within the Australian National University. The website hosts a range of research implementation resources including tools, journals and relevant conferences. There are also resources for knowledge synthesis and dealing with unkowns.

The EIC Youtube Channel

We co-host and support conferences and webinars on a regular basis. On our Youtube Channel you can find impressions from our 2015 launch together with presentations given by - among others - Byron J. Powell, Per Nilsen, and Jonathan Flory. We add new material regularly, so stay tuned.

Active Implementation Hub

The Active Implementation Hub is a free, online learning environment. It provides courses and a well stoked resource library, as well as a variety of online workgroups which bring together people and organisations interested in a wide range of topics.

Implementation Science

One of the 'go to' places if you are interested in implementation science. This online, open access journal publishes research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical, organisational or policy contexts.

The Science of Using Science

This report summarises the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to increase decision-makers' use of research in various areas. It includes two reviews: A review of review of the literature on evidence-informed decision making; and a scoping review of research conducted in the broaders social sciences.

Aspects of Implementation Science and its importance

In this video, Nick Sevdalis gives a brief introduction to aspects of Implementation Science and its importance. Nick Sevdalis is the Professor of Implementation Science and Patient Safety at King's College London and Director of the College's Centre for Implementation Science.

An Integrated Stage-Based Framework for Implementation of Early Childhood Programs and Systems

This research brief series seeks to provide early childhood researchers, program developers, and funders with an introduction to implementation frameworks and promising practices in implementation science, with the aim of facilitating their use in early care and education research and program evaluation.

European Implementation Score - Assessing the implementation of research evidence into practice

This collaborative project set out to develop a European methodology to assess the implementation of research evidence into practice (the European Implementation Score (EIS)), in primary, secondary and specialist care from the perspectives of different target groups (users and carers, voluntary organisations, range of health and social care professionals and health policy makers).

The European Implementation Score (EIS)

The European Implementation Score (EIS) aimed to measure how well new knowledge is implemented into clinical practice in Europe. The EIS addressed implementation of research knowledge at different levels of the health care system (micro-, meso- and macro-level) and in different health care settings (e.g. primary care, hospital, specialised care).

Implementing patient-reported outcome measures in palliative care clinical practice: A systematic review of facilitators and barriers

To systematically identify facilitators and barriers to the implementation of patient-reported outcome measures in different palliative care settings for routine practice, and to generate evidence-based recommendations, to inform the implementation process in clinical practice.

How to use data to drive decision making

This podcast discusses the importance of using data to inform and drive decision making throughout the implementation process.

Implementation Research in Health: A Practical Guide

This Guide presents an introduction to basic concepts used in implementation research and describes the range of approaches and applications that it can be used for.

SISEP Scaling Up Briefs

This series of short reports produced by SISEP cover scaling up evidence-based practices in education, intensive technical assistance, and readiness for change.

An Introductory Guide to Implementation

This Implementation guide takes consistent messages from a body of literature of implementation and explains them. This guide is intended as a quick reference document to introduce readers to the key terms, concepts and frameworks associated with implementation.

Knowledge Translation of Research Findings

The difficulties associated with translating research into policy and practice particularly in the health services. The difficulties associated with translating research into policy and practice particularly in the health services. As a result of these gaps patients do not receive the best quality standard care or in some cases the correct treatment they would be given if said gap was bridged.

Hexagon Tool

Tool to help policy makers, programme developers to appropriately select evidence-based instructional, behavioural, and social- emotional interventions and prevention approaches. The mechanism they give for doing this, is by reviewing six broad factors in relation to the programme or practice under consideration.

The Behaviour Change Wheel

Improving the design and implementation of evidence-based practice depends on successful behaviour change interventions. This requires an appropriate method for characterising interventions and linking them to an analysis of the targeted behaviour. There exists a plethora of frameworks of behaviour change interventions, but it is not clear how well they serve this purpose.

Toward the Effective and Efficient Measurement of Implementation Fidelity

This paper presents the key characteristics of scientifically validated fidelity instruments, and of the feasibility of their use in routine care. Implementation science in mental health is informed by other academic disciplines and industries.

NIRN Implementation Drivers Analysis and Planning Tool

A tool to assess the drivers of implementation according to NIRN’s framework for implementation. This tool gives reliable and valid measures of implementation components, which are essential in planning effective implementation supports, assessing progress and conducting rigorous research. Implementation can be advanced more rapidly by having practical ways to assess it.

Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice

This article describes the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. This article describes the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. The framework offers an overarching typology to promote implementation theory development and verification about what works where and why across multiple contexts. In developing this framework, the authors draw upon published implementation theories across multiple settings.

Leading Improvement Effectively

Produced by the Health Foundation, and authoured by John Ovretveit, this literature review explores effective strategies for health care leaders to stimulate and sustain improvements within their services.

Implementation Research in Mental Health Services: An emerging science with conceptual, methodological and training challenges

This paper seeks to advance implementation science in mental health services by over viewing the emergence of implementation as an issue for research, by addressing key issues of language and conceptualization, by presenting a heuristic skeleton model for the study of implementation processes, and by identifying the implications for research and training in this emerging field.

Implementating evidence-based programmes in children's services: Key issues for success

Report providing a summary of issues to be considered when implementing a new research programme to increase the chances of success. The aim of this publication is to provide a summary of issues that should be considered and planned for by those about to start implementing a new programme in order to increase the chances of success.

Managing Successful Organisational Change in the Public Sector: An Agenda for Research and Practice

This article identifies points of consensus among researchers on what is commonly called organisational transformations: initiatives involving large-scale, planned, strategic, and administrative change, with an aim of informing future change initiative in public organisations.

Implementation of Programme and Policy Initiatives: Making implementation matter.

This guide, developed jointly by the Australian National Audit Office and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, focuses on the overarching principles for effective implementation based on their own experiences and lessons learned from overseas.

Knowledge Transfer and the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Children's Mental Health

This project represents Children's Mental Health Ontario's (CMHO) commitment to investigate the most effective means to transfer knowledge and implement evidence-based treatments and practices (EBTs/EBPs) in Ontario's children's mental health sector.

Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature

This monograph summarizes findings from the review of the research literature on implementation and proposes frameworks for understanding effective implementation processes. This synthesis of the literature discusses the condition of implementation science and it identifies frameworks that help to transfer innovative programmes to practices. To do this it uses examples outside the realm of Social Services and highlights common challenges and complexities that those who are implementing a programme may encounter.

The PARiHS Framework for Implementing Research into Practice

An summary of the Promoting Action on Implementation Research in Health Services (PARiHS) framework. The PARiHS (Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services) framework provides a way to implement research into practice. With case studies of teams implementing evidence, it examines the interactions between three key elements for knowledge translation.

Implementing evidence-based practice in social work: a shared responsibility

The main aim of this PhD thesis is to contribute to the growing body of empirical research on EBP...

Implementing evidence-based practice in social work: a shared responsibility

The main aim of this PhD thesis is to contribute to the growing body of empirical research on EBP implementation in social work, by exploring the factors that support or impede EBP implementation in social work practice and further developing our understanding of how implementation of evidence-based practice in social work practice can be improved. The focus is on Dutch Social Work.

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