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:
Karen A. Blase, Project Director
Dean L. Fixsen, Project Director
Allison J. Metz, Project Director
Melissa Van Dyke, Project Director
Sandra F. Naoom, Associate Director
Barbara J. Sims, Associate Director
Leah H. Bartley, Implementation Specialist
Renée I. Boothroyd, Senior Implementation Specialist
W. Oscar Fleming, Investigator
Jonathan D. Green, Communications Specialist
Laura M. Louison, Implementation Specialist
Ellen M. Nacik, Implementation Specialist
Cynthia S. Reid, Project Manager
Caryn S. Ward, Implementation Specialist
Related Projects:
U.S. Department of Education
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2017
Award Amount: $2,199,322
JBS International Inc.
September 30, 2013 - September 29, 2016
Award Amount: $350,008
Duke Endowment
January 1, 2014 - January 31, 2016
Award Amount: $257,387
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
Thrive by Five Washington
April 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Award Amount: $195,027
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