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Implementation researchers, affiliated with Veterans Affairs (VA) Diabetes Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) developed the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) which was published in Implementation Science in August 2009 (Reference: Damschroder L, Aron D, Keith R, Kirsh S, Alexander J, Lowery J. Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: a consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implement Sci. 2009;4(1):50.)
The CFIR provides a pragmatic structure for approaching complex, interacting, multi-level, and transient states of constructs in the real world by embracing, consolidating, and unifying key constructs from published implementation theories. It can be used to guide formative evaluations and build the implementation knowledge base across multiple studies and settings. The CFIR Wiki also includes a general glossary of terms related to implementation.
The overarching goal of the CFIR Wiki site is to provide an online collaborative approach for refining terms and definitions, promoting consistent use of these terms and defintions, and to provide a foundation on which a knowledge-base of findings related to implementation can be developed.