Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Research

The NIH supports dissemination and implementation (D&I) research on how evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies are effectively translated to and used in real-world settings like hospitals, schools, and communities.

D&I Frameworks, Theories, and Models

D&I frameworks, theories, and models give researchers a systematic way to understand, use, and evaluate evidence-based interventions in specific settings.

Dissemination & Implementation Models in Health Research and Practice

An interactive website for selecting, adapting, and integrating D&I Models in research and practice, and finding existing measurement instruments for the model constructs.

Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Implementation Guide

A guide that introduces approaches to doing research on implementation, including methods, tools, resources, and more.

Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) Database – Dissemination and Implementation Initiative (GEM-D&I)

A project that looks to identify the outcomes and associated measures evidence base to inform D&I research and practice, and to create standardized, vetted D&I measures.

Health Services Research Information Central (HSRIC)

A collection of D&I health services research resources, including data, tools, statistics, funding announcements, publications, and more.

Research Into Practice

Find information on and examples of the successful implementation of research into practice.


    Interested in funding opportunities or planning to submit an application in D&I research? Use these tools to find what you need:

    Training and Education

    Learn about NIH programs to help you prepare for careers in D&I research.

    Updated QUERI Implementation Guide

    The Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Implementation cyber seminar includes discussion of: (1) implementation research frameworks, theories, and models; (2) how to diagnose a gap and design an intervention; (3) methods used in implementing research into practice; (4) formative evaluation; and (5) tools for implementation.

    The Role and Selection of Theoretical Frameworks in Implementation Research

    The Enhancing Implementation Science (EIS) cyber seminar (presentation slides, audio, and transcript available for download) highlights the important role of theory in implementation research. Guidelines for applying theory are presented, along with example studies.

    Theoretical Frameworks: Rationale, Strengths, and Limitation in Enhancing Successful Implementation

    The Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Implementation cyber seminar covers the foundations of implementation theories, theoretical frameworks, and models. Also introduces different types of theories and models, and guidelines for selecting and using theoretical frameworks.

    Find seminars, courses, webinars, online tutorials, and more in prevention research methodology, focusing on study design, intervention design, data analysis, and measurement methods.

    NIH Institutes/Centers and Federal Partner Activities

    Many NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) are active in D&I research and may be helpful starting points as you plan your research or if you’re exploring the latest work in a specific area.

    We encourage you to use the links provided to find the most up-to-date information, including how to contact any program officials who may be able to address your specific questions.