The 2011 Implementation Research Development Workshop included 12 presentations by junior and senior SPG members on cutting edge issues in implementation research.
Of the 12 presenters, 8 (66%) have submitted a grant proposal for their project since attending the 2011 workshop, and 3 (25%) are currently in the process of submitting a grant proposal.
Please see below for examples of works in progress presented in the 2011 IRDW and the associated handouts.
Landes handout: This project is an evaluation of a gradual implementation strategy for DBT within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Since the presentation at the 2011 IRDW, pilot data has been collected from intensive trainings within VA and from an ongoing pilot implementation. There is a plan to submit this as an R21 in 2013.
Koerner handout: One of the aims of this project includes testing an open trial of behavioral activation with linked behavioral activation fidelity assessment, with the goal of submitting for an R21/R33.
Testimonials of presenters from the 2011 IRDW:
“The IRDW was very helpful in shaping my grant proposal as well as connecting me with key collaborators. Two people from my group ended up providing me with more detailed feedback on my proposal and one of these people was written in as a consultant on my grant. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity!”
“Very nice experience: presenters got face-to-face dynamic feedback, plus written feedback, plus a note-taker’s summary! Presenters seemed heartened by the discussions.”
“It was a great opportunity to network with both junior (peer) researchers and senior researchers, all of whom were open to networking and brainstorming research ideas. The presentations were very helpful and motivational.”
“This was a fantastic opportunity to learn about things that are developing in implementation research. As an early career researcher (doctoral student) it helped me get ideas for developing my own research program and next steps in my career.”
Expert and junior SIRC Strategic Planning Group members are invited to join us for the next workshop starting November 1 on the IRDW 2013 page!