National Implementation Research Network

The mission of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) is to contribute to the best practices and science of implementation, organization change, and system reinvention to improve outcomes across the spectrum of human services. NIRN continues to focus much of its efforts on directly building implementation capacity at the federal, state/province, and county levels, as well as with non-governmental partners, such as foundations and purveyors/intermediary organizations of evidence-based programs and practices. Currently, the NIRN is engaged in building a better laboratory in which Active Implementation components are in use and available for study.

This page highlights current NIRN activity. The complete NIRN Project Portfolio outlines the range of NIRN activities and projects taking place now and in recent years.

FPG Project Staff:
Allison J. Metz, Director
Sandra F. Naoom, Associate Director
Laura M. Louison, Associate Director
Caryn S. Ward, Associate Director
Leah H. Bartley, Implementation Specialist
Dale L. Cusumano, Senior Implementation Specialist
W. Oscar Fleming, Implementation Specialist
Toniann Glatz, Social Research Assistant
Jonathan D. Green, Online Learning and Communications Specialist
Lama K. Haidar, Social Research Assistant
Kathleen Ryan Jackson, Implementation Specialist
Amelia Krysinski, Project Manager
Melanie A. Maltry, Implementation Specialist
Angela I. Preston, Implementation Specialist
Nakenge Robertson, Project Manager
Barbara J. Sims, Associate Director
Related Projects:
Wake County Public School System
March 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018
Award Amount: $34,903
U.S. Department of Education
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2017
Award Amount: $5,498,805
U.S. Department of Justice
September 15, 2016 - September 14, 2017
Award Amount: $116,547
Annie E. Casey Foundation
May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017
Award Amount: $139,820
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
March 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017
Award Amount: $250,269
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2016
Award Amount: $275,000
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
July 1, 2014 - September 30, 2016
Award Amount: $300,000
William T. Grant Foundation
September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Thrive by Five Washington
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Award Amount: $159,300
Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2015
Award Amount: $88,202
Casey Family Programs
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Award Amount: $244,978
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014
Award Amount: $137,500
Education Northwest
April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014
Award Amount: $45,000
JBS International Inc.
September 30, 2010 - September 29, 2013
Award Amount: $1,057,410