Dissemination and Implementation Survey of the CTSAs

Purpose

To better understand the factors that challenge and promote the provisions of dissemination and implementation across the 64 CTSA programs.

Executive Summary

Dissemination and implementation (D&I) science is critical to speeding the translation of evidence-based discovery into practice. The Institute of Medicine has reported a delay of up to 17 years between the generation of new medical discoveries and their translation into clinical practice.

Although D&I science is not a designated element of the CTSA Program, individual CTSAs have recognized the importance of D&I resources to the Clinical Translational Science Enterprise. Of the 45 CTSA institutions that participated in the 2010 CTSA Comparative Effectiveness Research Needs and Capacity Assessment Survey asking about the extent to which their institution needed to increase capacity and activity in D&I research, 54.5% reported "to some extent" and 43.2% reported "to a large extent." (CTSA Comparative Effectiveness Research Key Function Committee unpublished data)

Morrato et al conducted key informant interviews with CTSA institution representatives about their practices and opportunities for improving national comparative effectiveness research translation through D&I via CTSA institutions, and made three recommendations for bolstering D&I in these institutions – 1) create a national clearinghouse for D&I tools, 2) identify sources for best D&I practices, and 3) help networking existing D&I resources. To do so, identifying D&I services, resources, and scientific efforts across the CTSA Consortium, as well as better understanding factors that challenge and promote their provision across the 64 CTSA programs is largely unknown.

To fill this knowledge gap, the Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science Workgroup within the Collaboration Engagement Domain Task Force is identifying emerging, as well as well-developed resources, programs, training/workforce development, and scientific projects related to D&I science that are directly funded by CTSA programs. The Workgroup is also identifying whether CTSAs are supporting other D&I science activities or collaborating with other groups conducting D&I science activities within their institutions, even if they are not directly funding these activities. Here we report on a survey of the 64 CTSA PIs and Administrative Directors about their current D&I activities and their experience with providing these resources as part of their CTSA Programs.

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Name of CTSA Hub

2

Name of person completing this survey

3

Email address

4

Title/role at your CTSA

5

Would you like to add another contact?

6

Contact first and last name

7

Contact email

8

Does your CTSA directly fund (or allocate funds, partial or full) D&I research program/resource (e.g., D&I Research Core, consultation services for design of D&I science project)?

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Does your CTSA directly fund (or allocate funds, partial or full) D&I research training/workforce development (e.g., training workshop on implementation science)?

10

Does your CTSA directly fund (or allocate funds, partial or full) D&I scientific research projects (e.g., development of outcome measures for implementation research, pilot funding for D&I research projects)?

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If no D&I research activities are directly funded by your CTSA, what are the reasons?

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Currently, does your CTSA support other D&I research program/resource (e.g., connect investigators to a D&I research group at your institution) with other
groups conducting D&I research activities within your institution, which are NOT directly funded (partial or full) by the CTSA?

13

Currently, does your CTSA support other D&I research training/workforce development (e.g., promote a training workshop on implementation science) with other groups conducting D&I research activities within your institution, which are NOT directly funded (partial or full) by the CTSA?

14

Currently, does your CTSA support other D&I scientific research projects (e.g., promote another institute's pilot funding program for D&I research) with other groups conducting D&I research activities within your institution, which are NOT directly funded (partial or full) by the CTSA?

15

What are some of the challenges or barriers you've encountered in developing and supporting D&I research activities within your CTSA?

16

Not including funding, name up to three things that would help your CTSA Program support researchers to include dissemination and implementation research activities across all phases of research (e.g. T0 Basic Science through T4 Population Health Research).

17

Based on the existing services and/or resources available to the larger CTSA Consortium, please identify three services and/or resources that can be used more strategically to support D and I research. Please answer the question from a perspective that reflects the CTSA program overall.

18

Feel free to enter any additional comments

19

Title of Dissemination and/or Implementation Science Resource Program

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Description of the Dissemination and/or Implementation Science Resource Program


Submitted by Jacqueline Attia on Sat, 02/29/2020 - 08:23