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Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

QUERI Learning Collaboratives

IRG Resources

Sharing best practices in implementation science

QUERI's Implementation Research Group (IRG) is a national learning collaborative that showcases state-of-the-art implementation science topics. The IRG provides a forum for sharing best practices and lessons learned in the field of implementation science.

Join the IRG

Features of the IRG:

  • 600+ members from across the US and around the world
  • Monthly cyberseminars covering the latest implementation science methods and application of theory
  • Five specialized working groups that provide a platform for participants to share what they are learning with one another and work collaboratively to enhance implementation efforts

Five Specialized Working Groups

Adaptation and Fidelity Implementation Group

Adaptation and Fidelity Implementation Group

Co-chaired by Borsika Rabin, MPH, PhD, PharmD; Russell Glasgow, PhD

This workgroup meets monthly to discuss topics related to adaptation, tailoring, and fidelity with an application to clinical application. Discussions include how to define interventions and implementation strategies as well as how to describe and document adaptations.

To join this group or to ask questions, please email Clare Viglione:

Implementation Facilitation Learning Collaborative (IFLC)

Implementation Facilitation Learning Collaborative (IFLC)

Led by Katherine Dollar, PhD

A resource developed and facilitated by the Behavioral Health QUERI, the IFLC is comprised of a community of researchers and implementation practitioners interested in applying and studying implementation facilitation. The goal of the IFLC is to provide a platform for participants to share what they are learning with one another and work collaboratively to promote the practice of implementation facilitation. In addition to participating in group learning experiences, IFLC members actively contribute to the development of tools and products to support the use of implementation facilitation strategies through their participation on IFLC workgroups and/or collaboration with the Behavioral Health QUERI. The IFLC meets monthly and is comprised of implementation scientists, other VA and non-VA investigators, and operational leaders.

To join this group or for more information, please email

All Things Configured - Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) Workgroup

All Things Configured - Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) Workgroup

Chaired by Edward Miech, EdD

“All Things Configured” launched in February 2019 as a new Community of Practice focused on the use of Configurational Comparative Methods. “All Things Configured” hosts monthly 60-minute call on a featured topic, which will alternate between a “lead discussant” from within the CoP presenting a close review of a published study using CCMs (including a re-analysis of the original data if provided in the article) and new work presented by “All Things Configured” members who wish to get feedback, advice, ideas, encouragement, etc. Each call will also have dedicated time set aside to share information, talk shop, ask questions, etc.

To join this group or to ask questions, please email:

Qualitative Methods Learning Collaborative

Qualitative Methods Learning Collaborative

Chaired by Christine Kowalski, MPH

The focus of this collaborative will be on sharing best practices for qualitative methods and analysis. The sessions are held once a month and are a combination of speaker presentations and group discussions and questions.  Content includes: Qualitative interview guide development, Qualitative interviewing, Qualitative codebook development, Qualitative coding, Qualitative analysis, Rapid qualitative analysis, Formative evaluation, Feedback loops to sites with qualitative implementation data, and Mixed methods combining qualitative and quantitative data.

To join this group, please complete form using the following link:

Audit with Feedback Workgroup

Audit with Feedback Workgroup

The Audit and Feedback MetaLab is run by some well-known experts in the field:

For more information about this group, please email Stefanie Linklater:

Christine P. Kowalski, MPHThe Director of the IRG is Christine P. Kowalski, MPH, Implementation Scientist and Qualitative Methodologist,