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Research Translation and Implementation Science Spectrum Diagram

research translation and implementation diagram

Explore the connections between translational research and implementation science in a detailed diagram explaining the spectrum of services and methodologies. View the diagram (PDF).

Educational Resources

  • TITLE: NRSG Dissemination and Implementation Science in Healthcare
    FORMAT: Online
    This course is designed for doctoral-level learners interested in conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research and applying implementation strategies to improve the uptake and sustainability of evidence-based guidelines, interventions, and innovations in healthcare. Learners are introduced to the field of implementation science; theories and frameworks; research designs, measures, and analyses; implementation strategies; fidelity and adaptation; evaluation; and sustainability. Learners also examine how dissemination research and practice influences the generation, uptake, and spread of policy and guides healthcare decision making. Learners work together to co-design a dissemination or implementation science project to address a critical issue that impacts health or health systems. Leadership competencies for supporting D&I research and practice also are explored. For more questions, please contact Heather Nelson-Brantley at email:

  • Course Description: This course is aimed at intervention scientists working in any area--including public health, education, criminal justice, and others—interested in learning about an innovative framework for conducting intervention research. This course will show you how to use the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) to: streamline interventions by eliminating inactive components; identify the combination of components that offers the greatest effectiveness without exceeding a defined implementation budget; develop interventions for immediate scalability; look inside the “black box” to understand which intervention components work and which do not; and improve interventions programmatically over time. In this course you will relate the MOST framework to your research objectives; learn how MOST differs from the standard approach to intervention development and evaluation; learn how to complete the preparation and optimization phases of MOST; and become familiar with rigorous and highly efficient experimental designs that will enable you to examine the performance of individual intervention components.
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  • Course Description: Translating evidence into practice and communities is a complex process that takes years. The shifting healthcare landscape from volume to value based demands learning health systems shift to more rapid uptake in evidence. The field of implementation science seeks to inform how how evidence-based interventions can be successfully adopted, implemented, and maintained in healthcare delivery and community settings. Thus, TIARA was developed and implemented to provide researchers and providers with skills in implementation science.
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  • Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) Facilitated Course
  • Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) OpenAccess Course Modules
  • Institute for Implementation Science Scholars
  • Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE)


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