The SIRC Instrument Review Project (IRP): A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Implementation Science Instruments


Instrumentation issues have slowed the progression of the field of D&I (Martinez, Lewis, & Weiner, 2014). SIRC’s Instrument Review Project (IRP) aims to advance implementation science through measure development and evaluation. As a first step, we are conducting an enhanced systematic review and synthesis of D&I instruments (Lewis et al., 2014).Our review centers on the implementation outcomes framework put forth by Proctor and colleagues (2011) and constructs outlined in the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR; Damschroder et al., 2009). This work is funded by NIMH R01MH106510 (Lewis, et al., 2015).

Our first round of results are available in published form: Outcomes for implementation science: an enhanced systematic review of instruments using evidence-based rating criteria

How can you access the repository?

Paid SIRC members can access a user friendly repository of the measures and their associated psychometric quality profile HERE. Please note that ONLY measures associated with the implementation outcomes and inner setting constructs are available at this time.

Please click here for more information on how to become a member of SIRC.

An example of the IRP webpage layout.

Our instrument repository, available only for SIRC members, is organized as follows.

There is a navigation page that includes the CFIR diagram, which organizes the constructs according to domains (e.g., outer setting, inner setting).



Once you select a domain from the CFIR diagram above you will be presented with a list of constructs as seen in the picture below.



Selecting a construct will then take you to a construct page that includes the definition, and the list of measures with a brief summary of each (shown below).



Finally, you can select a measure to access sample items, links to related articles, the scoring guide, any supplemental material, and a graphical display of the EBA rating score (see below).

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***CLICK HERE to enter the repository***


For more information on this SIRC initiative, please consider viewing Dr. Cara Lewis’ 2016 Research to Reality talk hosted by NCI entitled, “Advancing Implementation Science through Measure Development and Evaluation”.