In June, 2010, USAID and TRAction hosted a meeting entitled "Mind the Gap: Research and Evaluation Methods for Scaling Up Evidence Based Interventions" to discuss state of the art implementation research methods, identify existing research needs, and provide guidance for TRAction’s activities. Materials from the "Mind the Gap" meeting can be found here.
In April 2014, a two-day meeting marked the first of a series of consultative meetings on Implementation Research and Delivery Science (IRDS). The meeting, titled “Barriers and Facilitators to Successful Implementation and Delivery Science,” was organized by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (WHO) and the World Bank. Participants included partners from TRAction and other public and private sector professionals in delivery science and international health. The primary objective of the meeting was to develop a shared vision for the broader and more effective use of IRDS in advancing global health goals. More information on Consultative Meeting #1 can be found here.
A second consultative meeting with two separate sessions was held in Ghana July 30th-August 1st. This two session meeting builds off of the first consultative meeting held in April 2014 in Washington, D.C. The goal for these three days was to address two key areas in advancing Implementation Research and Dissemination Science as well as develop a consensus statement ahead of The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town. More information on Consultative Meeting #2 and #3 can be found here.