Implementation Science is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that aims to publish research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical, organisational or policy contexts.
- Martin Eccles, Newcastle University
- Anne Sales, Department of Veterans Affairs and University of Michigan
- Michel Wensing, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
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Implementation Science recently launched an editorial and web survey asking just this question and 201 readers responded. 93% supported a Society; 70% would become a member; 60% would attend meetings.
On the question of "Important or Very Important" roles for a society - 90% said to provide an international forum for scientific exchange; 88% said to promote and lobby for implementation science; 83% said to help researchers disseminate their findings; 71% said to announce training, development opportunities. 26% would favour a separate meeting, 46% would favour integrating with existing meetings.
Implementation Science 2013, 8:35
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Martin Eccles is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Implementation Science along with Brian Mittman. They launched their journal with BioMed Central in February 2006.
Martin Eccles is Professor of Clinical Effectiveness and the William Leach Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK where he runs the Clinical Effectiveness research programme. The overall aim of the programme is to improve patient outcomes through receiving appropriate healthcare and covers four areas: systematic reviews; hypothesis generating studies; hypothesis testing studies (usually randomised controlled trials of interventions to promote the uptake of research evidence into practice); and the exploration of theory relevant to this area, in order to better understand clinician behaviour and design interventions to promote change. He has published widely on implementation issues.
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
- Short Report | Checklist to assess quality of reporting of KT interventions using WIDER recommendations http://t.co/ERZfVdHEJD 3:50 PM May 16th, 2013
- Method | Evaluation of large weight management program using consolidated framework for implementation research http://t.co/yqSOHXbOER 8:10 AM May 12th, 2013
- Protocol | Testing use of payers to facilitate evidence-based practice adoption: cluster-RCT trial http://t.co/qxuCyTkmSP 8:08 AM May 12th, 2013
Volume 8 Suppl 1 (19 April 2013)
Arlington, VA, USA. 7-8 May 2012