(Original news article published by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: http://www.who.int/tdr/news/2017/new-online-version-ir-toolkit/en/)
The second edition of the TDR implementation research toolkit is now available in a new online version. This version goes deeper into the content, incorporates new learning, as well as feedback from the more than 200 researchers, academics, disease control programme managers, policy-makers, health administrators, communication specialists and journalists who have used the original version since 2014.
The toolkit helps people learn a standard process that can lead to results that can be compared across regions and countries. It is designed to help identify system bottlenecks and the stakeholders to be involved in the process, formulate appropriate research questions, conduct the research and develop a plan for implementing the study results.
The implementation research toolkit is now in a self-learning format, unlike the previous version that had to be used through workshop settings. It can be explored from start-to-finish or focus on any specific module depending on the unique needs of the individual or research team. Now research teams can use it individually or together, and in their own time and pace.
There are 3 new modules: understanding implementation research, integrating it into the health system, and related communications and advocacy.
Download the publication: http://www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en/