We are delighted to announce that the ESPRIT: Evidence to Support Prevention Implementation and Translation Research Group and the School of Public Health at University College Cork, in conjunction with the Health Research Board, will be hosting two exciting events in implementation science in 2018.
Firstly, we are thrilled to be launching TIDRH-Ireland, a training course in implementation science developed in collaboration with the very successful US-based TIDIRH programme. This training will equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to undertake high quality Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) research relevant to their field and identify gaps that need further exploration thus potentially informing practice and influencing policy. TIDHR-Ireland is comprised of a 3-month online course (six webinar sessions with related assignments) between mid-August and mid-November, and a 2-day in-person training to be held on November 26 and 27, 2018, in University College Cork, Ireland. Training will be facilitated by leading academics and researchers in theory, methods and evaluation approaches related to D&I. This course will prepare individuals for; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I investigations; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy). The 2-day in-person training will also include a dedicated policy dissemination workshop, focusing on the preparation and communication of research for policy. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit our website: https://www.ucc.ie/en/esprit/training/
SAVE THE DATE: In addition to TIDIRH-Ireland we will be hosting a one day seminar entitled “The Rule rather than the Exception: Embedding Implementation Research in Population Science and Health Services Research to Promote Effective Translation” on Wednesday 28th November at the School of Public Health in University College Cork. This seminar will be led by national and international experts in the field of implementation research. Early and mid-career researchers will also have the opportunity to showcase their work across a range of settings and topics. Focusing on implementation strategies and research methods this seminar will offer practical advice to participants trying to study or implement interventions. It will be an opportunity for researchers, health practitioners and policymakers to share their knowledge, and capacity to enhance implementation research in Ireland. More information on this seminar as well as details on how to register will be made available over the coming months.