Building the discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S) requires bringing together existing concepts and methods, which are relevant to the three I2S domains:
- Synthesising disciplinary and stakeholder knowledge
- Understanding and managing diverse unknowns
- Providing integrated research support for policy and practice change.
Cutting across these domains are key elements including:
- systems thinking
- scoping and boundary setting
- dealing with values
- harnessing and managing differences.
As we become aware of relevant materials, they are included under:
- tools, which are concepts and methods underpinning I2S
- case repositories, which are collections of case studies usually of an I2S concept or method
- key readings.
In addition, for a discipline to function effectively it needs a 'college of peers', who interact via professional associations and networks, as well as through journals and conferences. We therefore also provide information about existing:
- journals, which publish at least some papers relevant to I2S
- professional associations and networks, which have interests wholly or partially overlapping with I2S
- conferences covering areas which intersect with I2S.
Suggestions for inclusion are welcome and can be sent via our contact us form.