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Featured supplement: Applying GRADE-CERQual to Qualitative Evidence Synthesis Findings

GRADE-CERQualThe GRADE-CERQual (‘Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research’) approach helps decision makers use syntheses of qualitative research by indicating how much confidence they should place in each finding. 

The series is intended primarily for those undertaking qualitative evidence syntheses or using their findings in decision-making processes, but is also relevant to guideline development agencies, primary qualitative researchers and implementation scientists and practitioners.

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    Authors: Cara C. Lewis, Cameo Stanick, Aaron Lyon, Doyanne Darnell, Jill Locke, Ajeng Puspitasari, Brigid R. Marriott, Caitlin N. Dorsey, Madeline Larson, Carrie Jackson, Jordan Thayer, Callie Walsh Bailey, Rebecca Lengnick-Hall, Shannon Dorsey and Sara J. Landes

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Featured editorial

Enhancing the reporting of implementation research

By Paul M. Wilson, Anne Sales, Michel Wensing, Gregory A. Aarons, Signe Flottorp, Liz Glidewell, Alison Hutchinson, Justin Presseau, Anne Rogers, Nick Sevdalis, Janet Squires and Sharon Straus

Published on: 8 February 2017

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Aims and Scope

Implementation Science aims to publish research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical, organisational or policy contexts.

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Anne Sales, Department of Veterans Affairs and University of Michigan, USA
Michel Wensing, University of Heidelberg, Germany

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Gregory AaronsGregory Aarons

Dr Aarons is a clinical and organizational psychologist, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center and Co-Director of the Center for Organizational Research on Implementation and Leadership. 

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Editors' Profiles

Anne SalesAnne Sales, Editor-in-Chief

Anne Sales is a Professor in the University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Learning Health Sciences, and Research Scientist at the Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Her training is in sociology, health economics, econometrics, and general health services research. 

Her current work involves theory-based design of implementation interventions, including understanding how feedback reports affect provider behavior and through behavior change have an impact on patient outcomes, and the role of social networks in uptake of knowledge translation interventions.

Michel WensingMichel Wensing, Editor-in-Chief

Michel Wensing is Professor of Health Services Research and Implementation Science at the Department of General Practice and Health Services Research at Heidelberg University Hospital. He was trained in medical sociology, health economics, quality improvement, and health services research. He currently leads the two-year M.Sc. program Health Services Research and Implementation Science in the medical faculty of Heidelberg University. 

His research focuses on primary and ambulatory healthcare, with emphasis on general practice, and on implementation science concepts, such as tailored implementation, patient self-management, and provider networks. 

Michel Wensing has been a member of the Implementation Science editorial team since the journal started in 2006. In 2012, he took on the Editor-in-Chief position together with Anne Sales.

Paul WilsonPaul Wilson, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Paul Wilson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Greater Manchester.

Paul has a background in evidence synthesis with research interests that are focused around evidence informed decision making in health policy and practice. His interests include rapid review methodologies, the development and evaluation of methods to increase the uptake of research based knowledge to inform decisions relating to service delivery, redesign, disinvestment and the evaluation of service innovation in health systems.

Paul is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Protocols Editor of Implementation Science.


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