SIRC is committed to providing mentorship, career development opportunities, and occasion to discuss issues in implementing evidence-based interventions. In addition to the opportunities given to all SIRC members, these efforts are achieved through the Networks of Expertise (NoE). More information about how to join an NoE is found on each NoE page.
Investigator Networks of Expertise
All members of the investigator NoEs provide mentorship to implementation scientists earlier in their D&I career, and/or volunteer with SIRC’s various initiatives (e.g., hosting a webinar/office hour, providing mentorship, participating in Implementation Development Workshops). The Investigator Networks of Expertise includes SIRC members in the following roles:
- Established Investigators: Researchers with a track record of experience in D&I (approximately 10 years), evidenced by publications on D&I, grants on D&I, and/or who run a large D&I center/initiative.
- New Investigators: Researchers with (1) a doctoral degree or equivalent experience; (2) experience conducting research in D&I for approximately 5 years (including before or during a graduate degree); and (3) a track record of publications or received a grant in D&I (either as principal, chief, or co-investigator).
- Trainee Investigators: Undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows learning implementation research. Students/trainees in the Student NoE either (1) Have participated in (e.g., as a research assistant) or conducted independent research in D&I and are interested in being a peer resource to SIRC student members AND/OR (2) are interested in assisting with SIRC’s initiatives for students.
- * Experience in D&I research is inclusive of dissemination & implementation science and related fields, such as community-based participatory research, community psychology, program evaluation, quality improvement in healthcare, health equity research, and health services research.
- Provider Network: Leaders in clinics and agencies providing direct clinical or prevention services who implement evidence-based practices (EBPs) to improve the quality of the care they provide.
- Intermediaries Network: Trainers, consultants, facilitators, or purveyors who provide the training and expertise in EBP implementation to Provider agencies
- Policy/Funder Network: Leaders of governmental, grant, and insurance agencies, foundations, and other systems of care who fund EBP implementation or set policy related to the use of EBPs