Welcome to SIRC

SIRC is a society that brings together researchers and stakeholders committed to the rigorous evaluation of implementation of evidence based psychosocial interventions. SIRC conferences occur biennially. Our next conference will be held in Seattle on September 25 & 26, 2015 centered around the theme of “Advancing Efficient Methodologies through Community Partnerships and Team Science”. New this conference will be a set of pre-conference workshops and panels on September 24th; topics will be announced soon.  Also on the 24th will be the Implementation Research Development Workshop for our Network of Expertise (formerly Strategic Planning Group) members, click here for more details. Registration will open for all conference-related activities on January 5, 2015.


We invite you to become a SIRC member through a 5-minute free website registration: Become a SIRC member. SIRC members gain access to (1) a repository of D&I instruments, (2) a D&I resource library (under development), listserv updates, and a searchable membership database (coming soon!). 


If you have any questions about our SIRC webpage or the conferences, please don’t hesitate to contact us at sirc@uw.edu.

Job Posting: Faculty position in implementation science at UAMS, Little Rock, AR

The University of Arkansas for Medical Medical (UAMS) Division of Health Services Research, in conjunction with the UAMS Center for Implementation Research, seeks an implementation scientist for a faculty position. The position will be commensurate with background and experience falling anywhere between the Assistant to Full Professor range. A tenure track appointment is available for qualified candidates. The successful applicant will work with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists across a wide range of implementation research activities within mental health contexts– e.g., developing and testing implementation strategies, observational studies of real-world implementation, hybrid clinical effectiveness-implementation trials, and preliminary research on barriers/facilitators to implementation.

This will be a full-time faculty position within the UAMS Department of Psychiatry. A joint position with the VA is also possible. Early-career applicants will be evaluated on academic background, level of productivity within the field of implementation science, and evidence of strong collaboration. Mid-career or senior-level applicants should have a successful history of NIH, PCORI, VA and/or DoD funding with strong academic credentials and the motivation to not only compete for federal funding but to mentor junior faculty in the process. All applicants should have excellent planning, communication and leadership skills.

To learn more, please view this information from UAMS.

Position will most likely begin in July or August of 2015. Interested candidates should send indication of interest and CV to:

Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD

Director, Center for Implementation Research

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine

Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College Of Pharmacy

4301 West Markham, Slot #522-4

Little Rock, AR 72205

P: (501) 686-7610 F: (501) 296-8199


SIRC Instrument Review Project–Results Now Available

As you may know, one of the primary SIRC initiatives has been a systematic review and synthesis of quantitative instruments available for use in evaluating implementation efforts. In brief, the project has sought to identify and empirically evaluate the psychometric quality of instruments that assess implementation outcomes (e.g., acceptability, adoption, sustainment) and constructs outlined by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR; Damschroder et al., 2009). More information on the project method, focus, and outcomes can be found HERE. We are excited to announce that the first round of instruments and associated ratings are now available for instruments assessing implementation outcomes. In order to access this first round of results for this project, you will need to take 5 minutes to register for SIRC HERE (SIRC membership remains free until the 2015 conferences thanks to support from NIMH). 

7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

National Institutes of Health / AcademyHealth

National Institutes of Health / AcademyHealth

7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation:
Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health
December 8-9, 2014 | Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation.

The transformation of health care and public health toward a system that optimizes individual and population health is well under way, with significant expenditures at risk. As policymakers, employers, providers and patients respond to new demands to show that health care delivery and public health systems can reliably deliver evidence-based and patient-centered services, many are eager to learn what works, for whom, in what contexts, and at what cost.

A forum for bringing new developments in the science of dissemination and implementation, the 7th annual conference aims to engage researchers and experts by bridging the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in healthcare and public health.

The 2014 agenda includes a dynamic program with panel, oral, and plenary presentations, a keynote address, and two poster sessions, all complemented by peer-reviewed abstracts. The meeting theme, “Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health” reflects the capacity of evidence-based practices in service delivery to influence healthcare and population health.

Researchers, evaluators, implementers, and other key practice stakeholders who are interested in identifying opportunities, challenges, and strategies for accelerating the implementation of research findings are encouraged to attend.

Online Registration Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | Veterans Affairs (VA)