GACD Implementation Science Masterclass 2022 – Week 3

WEEK 3 (16-20 May 2022)

Frameworks for scale up

Learning objectives

After completing Week 3, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key frameworks for designing and evaluating health interventions at scale.
  • Select and integrate appropriate frameworks into scale-up/out research proposals, with sound justification.

Self-guided preparatory work

3A. Choosing a scale up framework

Brian Oldenburg

Kavumpurathu Thankappan

This lecture is jointly presented by Professor Brian Oldenburg and Kavumpurathu Thankappan.

3B. Case study: Developing an implementation research logic model for scale up

JD Smith

3C. Case study: Applying EPIS to scale up

Neo Tapela

3D. Case study: Applying RE-AIM to scale up

Lisa Hirschhorn

3E. Case study: Case study: Applying CFIR to scale up

Sarah Gimbel

Week 3 live plenary sessions

Chicago, USABuenos Aires, ArgentinaLondon, UKNairobi, KenyaNew Delhi, IndiaMelbourne, Australia
Tuesday 17 May 2022Tuesday 17 May 2022Tuesday 17 May 2022Tuesday 17 May 2022Tuesday 17 May 2022Tuesday 17 May 2022
07:00 CDT (UTC -5)09:00 ART (UTC-3)13:00 BST (UTC +1)15:00 EAT (UTC +3)17:30 IST (UTC +5.5)22:00 AEST (UTC +10)

Reminder: Timings are given in UTC (Universal Coordinated Time). We strongly advise you to double check your local time via

Week 3 group session

Date and time: Thursday 19 May 2022, variable times

  • Group A: 07:00 UTC | Asia and Western Pacific | Zoom link
  • Group B: 13:00 UTC | Europe and Africa | Zoom link
  • Group C: 23:00 UTC | The Americas | Zoom link
  1. Teams should discuss and finalise their choice both of scale up and implementation research frameworks in their project concept and outline why they chose them.
  2. Then, start to explore the barriers (determinants) and strategies they are proposing to implement their intervention(s).
  3. If they choose to use a logic model (traditional IRLM) it may be helpful to prepare the star of one for their project.
  4. Each team should be ready to share orally during the Week 4 group session and can build the learning into their project concept presentation for Week 5. You do not need to submit a written paper.
For more information about GACD and relevant resources:

GACD Annual Scientific Meeting summaries and recordings: (This page includes access to sessions such as ‘The scale up forum’ in 2019.)

Resources created by the GACD Research Network:

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