Implementation Research

15th – 18th November, 2017, Bengaluru


Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru in association with Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia will be hosting a 4-day (15th – 18th November, 2017) workshop on “Implementation Research”.

There is a need to understand implementation in the real world context. There are many evidence based interventions to improve health care  that have not been effectively delivered. The research agenda especially in the context of maternal and child health, non communicable diseases etc. has been shifting and needs to shift from understanding the problem to actually intervening and testing solutions in health care systems. This training is very much required to improve capacity of researchers to answer implementation research questions.  

Training Objectives

The overall course aims to develop IR capacity in both individuals and institutions, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, where the greatest needs for expanding IR capacity persist.

The online phase aims to provide a basic orientation to IR. It will introduce the basic concepts and approach underlying IR. At the end of this course students would be able to Appreciate the importance and role of IR in improving health care delivery, Identify what characterises IR from other research, Understand the basic concepts of context, stakeholders and community engagement that underlie IR and be sensitive to ethical issues that may arise in IR.

Training Methodology

This workshop is a blended training program with a one month online course 17th, Oct 2017 followed by four day workshop that will jointly be organised by Institute of Public Health, Bangalore (IPH) & Center for Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia during, 15-Nov-2017 to 18-Nov-2017 in Bengaluru.

Course Curriculum

Introduction To Implementation Research
Research Methods And Data Management
Understanding Implementation Research
Ir-planning And Conducting Ir
Integrating Implementation Research Into Health Systems
Developing An Implementation Research Proposal
Ir-related Communications And Advocacy


Dr. Riris Andono Ahmad

(Course Coordinator

Director for the Center for Health Policy and Management, UGM

Dr. N. Devadasan


Director, Institute of Public Health

Dorothy Lall


Faculty, Institute of Public Health


Bengaluru, India

Faculty of Medicine,

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia