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 April, 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

Official Schedule for 2015 Biennial Society for Implementation Research Collaborative Conference

Registration will open up soon, please register for SIRC Membership if you have not done so to be notified by email when registration opens.


The final schedule for the 3rd Biennial Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference is now available here. The main conference will be held September 25th and 26th, 2015, in Seattle. Please note that pre-conference workshops will be held the day prior to the main conference, September 24th. For more details, click here Registration for both the pre-conference and the main conference will be opening shortly in May 2015. An announcement will be sent to all SIRC members when registration opens. If you are not currently a member, please register here for free.

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 promote Efficiency and Speed – 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 sign above, it is challenging to accomplish anything in a way that is both efficient and preserves quality. Implementation research is no exception. We are looking forward to highlighting implementation projects and studies that reflect the sign above: good, cheap, and fast. Ideally, our implementation and research methods would achieve all three principles – but two out of three’s not bad…


Priority will be given to submissions that address this overall conference theme. Submissions on empirical studies with data already collected will be given priority over those with data collection in progress or pending. Presentations on conceptual models of implementation are welcomed, particularly if they have been tested and offer an innovative and efficient approach to implementation. Submissions addressing the following topics are encouraged, but this list is not meant to be exhaustive.

Key Efficiency Issues:

  • Managing fidelity and supervision for multiple EBPs in one setting
  • Models/methods for reducing staff turnover
  • Training efficiency: How low can you go? Or how can you do it differently to keep the bar high?
  • Looking beyond training – feasible models and methods that implement and sustain EBPs for the long term
  • Community-led evaluations (engaging stakeholders to reduce burden and increase relevance)
  • Matching models of implementation to system needs and capacities


Using Available and Affordable Tools:

  • Use of electronic health records, administrative data, progress monitoring, or other existing program resources to promote evaluation
  • (Continuous) Quality Improvement or examples of iterative small scale trials of change
  • Use of decision support tools
  • Use of computer-based/online implementation methodologies
  • Technological solutions: Machine learning, textual analysis, strategies for managing big data


Research Design and Statistical Solutions:

  • Adaptive and SMART designs
  • Analysis of qualitative data
  • Hybrid designs (effectiveness-implementation hybrids)
  • Methods that can rapidly inform health care practice


As always at SIRC, we hope most attendees will present as well as attend the conference, particularly our growing number of EBP Champion members (administrators, clinicians, trainers, and implementation practitioners and purveyors).


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.


Submissions include: title of presentation, an abstract of 200 words or less, 3-5 key words that describes your presentation, all authors’ names and affiliations.  You can copy and paste or type text directly into the submission survey. 


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. In order to complete the submission process for a symposium, you will need to specify both a chair and a discussant as well as at least 3 key words that best describe your symposium. ***


Instrument Review Project Update and Announcement

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), inner setting (e.g., culture, climate, organization) and other 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 second round of instruments and associated ratings are now available for instruments assessing inner setting. In order to access this second round of results for this project, you will need to take 5 minutes to register for SIRC HERE, if you haven’t already done so.

We’re also excited to share that Dr. Cara Lewis, alongside co-investigators Cameo Stanick and Bryan Weiner, will be expanding the scope of the Instrument Review Project in a multi-aim NIH R01 funded study, over the span of three years (R01MH106510). With an international advisory board, a stakeholder panel, and an implementation science task force of 20 members, investigators will attempt to discover what a pragmatic instrument would look like from the stakeholder perspective and to create a reliable and valid method of measuring pragmatic strength. We will also develop three new instruments for the acceptability, appropriateness, and feasibility constructs with the goal of these instruments being both pragmatic and psychometrically strong. We will continue to rate the psychometric quality of new and existing instruments, but we will extend the process by rating existing instruments for pragmatism to answer the question: Can instruments be both psychometrically strong and pragmatic? More information about this study can be found HERE. Please email project PI, Lewis (lewiscc@indiana.edu) with any questions about the project.