The Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS) was founded in 2019 as a public effort where Moonshot investigators, as well as other researchers and practitioners, work together to address key challenges and advance the implementation science (IS) agenda in cancer. The objectives of the CCIS are to:
- Foster communication among those engaged in IS projects across the cancer continuum
- Identify and develop solutions to common theoretical, methodological or empirical challenges in IS in cancer
- Promote collaborative projects among grantees and others to fill IS gaps that would extend beyond a single study
Each year, an annual meeting is held where action groups meet to start or continue planning related to the development of publicly available tools and resources to move IS in cancer forward in the coming year. In 2020 and 2021 the action group topics focused on (1) community participation in IS, (2) technology and IS, (3) context and equity in IS, (4) implementation of complex/multilevel interventions, (5) policy and IS, (6) study designs in IS, (7) learning healthcare systems as natural laboratories, and (8) IS in global health.
To support the development of publicly available tools and resources, and expand the reach to individuals at organizations with limited funding in implementation science, the National Cancer Institute is accepting applications for personal service contracts (PSC) from individuals who are willing to dedicate time to develop and deliver specific tools and resources that have been prioritized by the eight action groups. Individuals may apply for incentives to support small projects with a total cost not to exceed $20,000 for a one-year period. Funds will be awarded in October 2021. Personal services contracts will be awarded to individuals and not institutions.