About the ImpRes tool

ImpRes was developed in 2018 following a scoping review of the implementation science literature to identify the core principles of implementation science, and following an iterative process of consulting international experts in the field of implementation science.

ImpRes contains 10 domains that cover the core principles and methods of implementation science that research teams should consider when planning and designing implementation research in the context of health care. You may find that some sections of the tool will be more relevant to your implementation project than others, though considering all of them will ensure that your implementation research is high quality. ImpRes is intended to be used in conjunction with the ImpRes supplementary guide.

 An evaluation of the ImpRes tool and guide has now been published in Implementation Science. It has been downloaded over 7,000 times to date. 

We now aim to further validate our recently developed ‘ImpRes’ tool with an international panel of experts and expand its use into social care research. ImpRes guides the design of implementation research by helping researchers to apply implementation science concepts, principles and methods to implementation research by providing a step-by-step approach to designing high quality and rigorous implementation projects.  This project will result in the development of a state-of-the-art tool, backed by international consensus, to support implementation design, process and evaluation across our ARC research themes. 

Adopting the ImpRes tool and guide has the potential to improve the quality of implementation research, in turn leading to optimised implementation of evidence-based interventions and ultimately improved service and patient outcomes

Dr Louise Hull

Dr Louise Hull