Implementation Research Workshop

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2018•09•24    09:00 - 2018•09•27    16:30

    *By invitation only

    Understanding and undertaking research towards enhancing the implementation and scale up of interventions in communities

    Implementation research is designed to explore and develop robust processes to optimize the uptake of interventions and provide lessons for scaling up and embedding interventions for target populations. This workshop provides an opportunity to deconstruct the challenges of implementation research.

    On completion of the 4-day program, we hope that you will be able to:

    • Formulate implementation research question
    • Design your own implementation research projects
    • Critically evaluate and use the evidence produced by other implementation research projects
    • Assess the appropriateness of existing implementation strategies
    • Define implementation research outcomes
    • Commission robustly designed implementation research projects
    • Understand the conceptual focus of implementation research and the distinctions between implementation, evaluation, operations, action and health systems research.

    About the course

    The program builds on a massive open online course (MOOC), development by WHO TDR and launched in late 2017. It serves as an introduction to fundamental terms, concepts, and principles of IR and their application. It explains the basic components of implementation research frameworks, as well as key constraints to implementation. Additionally, the course provides knowledge on common methods and conduct of IR, ethics and quality assurance in IR as well as skills for community engagement and stakeholder analysis. It also explores key research communication skills required for disseminating implementation research findings and scale up of intervention.

    The course covers five modules:

    • Module 1: Introduction to implementation research
    • Module 2: Researching context towards effective implementation
    • Module 3: Research methods and rigour in implementation research
    • Module 4: Developing indicators and measuring implementation outcomes
    • Module 5: Translation and dissemination of IR findings towards scale-up of interventions

    Who should apply?

    We seek applicants who have an interest in health research and governance, coming from academia and government background. We welcome applicants from research, policy-making, public health (including non-communicable diseases), environmental health, engineering in health and other related domains. Individuals who have experience with multiple organisations, sectors and/or disciplines, and who regularly interact across these domains are especially encouraged to apply.


    • Participants are expected to attend full 4-days of workshop and to engage in collaborative activities
    • Participants must be fluent in English
    • Participants are required to complete surveys before and after the workshop and respond to follow-up queries six months later, all of which will be used to assess the workshop’s effectiveness


    • Background material and certificate of completion will be provided
    • You will be contacted if selected for participation to provide additional information
    • Deadline for application is 31 August 2018.
  • Brochure IR Workshop Sept'18 240518

    (526.4 KB PDF)


    Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Putrajaya (Putrajaya Health Office)
    Jalan P11/2
    Presint 11
    62300 Putrajaya
    Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

    +603-8885 0400

  • Please direct any enquiries to Ms Patricia Elisha Jonoi