Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) Facilitated Course

Institute Goals

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) hosts this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research with a specific focus on cancer, across the cancer control continuum. In 2021, the institute will be held virtually and feature an expanded curriculum. Faculty and guest lecturers consist of leading experts in D&I theories, models, and frameworks; intervention fidelity and adaptation; stakeholder engagement and partnership for D&I; research methods and study designs for D&I; and measures and outcomes for D&I.


Key Dates

Course Launch: March 29, 2021

Virtual Closeout: November 1 and 2, 2021

What Is Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Research?

Dissemination research is defined as the scientific study of targeted distribution of information and intervention materials to a specific public health or clinical practice audience. The intent is to understand how best to communicate and integrate knowledge and the associated evidence-based interventions.1

Implementation research is defined as the scientific study of the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions into clinical and community settings to improve individual outcomes and benefit population health.1

1 NIH. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01, Clinical Trial Optional). PAR-19-274.

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Last Updated
February 19, 2021