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 Roadmap
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.
Research Into Practice
Find information on and examples of the successful implementation of research into practice.
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Training and Education
Learn about NIH programs to help you prepare for careers in D&I research.
Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
The Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) was developed by the NIH to help build capacity in dissemination and implementation research. Offered annually and hosted by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), in coordination with a number of NIH Institutes and Centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), TIDIRH provides participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research in health across all areas of health and health care.
Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) hosts the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research with a specific focus on cancer, across the cancer control continuum. Participants are expected to return to their home institutions prepared to share what they have learned to help further the field of D&I research.
Training Opportunities in Prevention Research Methods: D&I Research
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 actively engage in and support 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 program officials who may be able to address your specific questions.