Implementation of research results does not follow a straight line. In fact, it may take many turns. It’s probably best described as a work-in-progress. As a member of the Research Implementation Committee (RIC), you make a series of decisions that impact the success of implementation projects. As a practitioner, you know how helpful new ideas and tools are in improving day-to-day operations.
This guide offers RIC members a framework for finding solutions that work. It outlines the 10 most important steps in the decision-making process. The steps are intended to make it easier for the RIC and its subcommittees to shape and monitor implementation projects. Depending on the project, following the process may lead RIC members in different directions. The solution that first looks attractive may not be possible without laying the groundwork with additional actions. The steps that follow help you avoid missteps and lead you to the most effective solution.