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 in early March, 2015. Be sure to become a SIRC member (see below) and you will be added to our listserv for important announcements.


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

2015 Call for Proposals

 The 3rd biennial NIMH-funded SIRC conference

“Advancing Efficient Methodologies through Community Partnerships and Team Science”

September 25-26, 2015

The goal of this conference is to advance the tenet of Efficiency and Speed, which reflects the use of prudent and swift methods to study dissemination and implementation to make findings applicable in a timely manner and limit the burden placed on administrators, staff, and providers (Glasgow et al., 2012).

As is commonly observed and cleverly depicted in the service delivery sign above, it is challenging to get accomplish anything in a way that is efficient and yet preserves quality and resources. Implementation research is no exception. We are looking forward to highlighting proposals that advance efficient methodologies at the intersection of the principles featured in the sign above: good, cheap, and fast. Ideally, our implementation science research methods and strategies for evidence-based practice integration would optimize all three principles, though it remains unclear how close we can come to this ideal. Priority will be given to abstracts that address the overall conference theme, and that present high-quality data to support abstract conclusions. Presentations on conceptual models of implementation are welcomed, particularly if they have been tested and offer an innovative and efficient approach to implementation. Abstracts addressing the following topics are encouraged, but this list is not meant to be exhaustive.

Examples include:
• Fidelity assessment of multiple EBPs
• Analysis of qualitative data
• Use of electronic health records or administrative data (i.e. existing program resources to promote evaluation)
• (Continuous) Quality Improvement or examples of iterative small scale trials of change
• Use of decision support tools
• Hybrid designs (effectiveness-implementation hybrids)
• Community-led evaluations (stakeholder involvement to reduce burden and increase relevance)
• Models/methods for reducing turnover
• Models/methods that expedite implementation and planning for sustainment, looking beyond training
• Methods that can rapidly inform health care practice
• Technological solutions: Machine learning, textual analysis, strategies for managing big data
• Training efficiency: How low can you go?  Or how can you do it differently to keep the bar high?
• Adaptive and SMART designs
• Matching models of implementation to system needs and capacities
• Use of computer-based/online implementation methodologies


We hope most attendees will present at this conference, notably our growing EBP Champion members.  We invite submissions for oral presentations of 15-20 minutes or posters. Presentations not accepted for oral format will automatically be considered for poster format unless declined by the author.

Talk Proposal Submissions

Poster Proposal Submissions

The deadline for submissions is February 13, 2015

***Please note symposia of 3 presenters will be organized by the SIRC Core Committee based on the submissions received. If you have a group of presentations you would like to organize into a symposium, please email us at sirc@uw.edu and we can arrange for an alternate submission format.***


Official Launch: Dissemination and Implementation Models in Health Research and Practice Site

The Center for Research in Implementation Science and Prevention (CRISP) through the ACCORDS Education Program (Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science) in collaboration with colleagues from the Washington University Network for Dissemination and Implementation research (WUNDIR) and support from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Implementation Science Team has developed a free, online interactive catalog designed to complement existing programs in dissemination and implementation science.


This interactive toolkit (Dissemination and Implementation Models in Health Research and Practice) will allow professionals to review and select, adapt, and integrate D&I models into their study or practice contexts. It also links existing measurement instruments to model constructs. This site contains a living database, as well as gives you access to a growing list of models, constructs, resources, and terminology.