The mission of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR) Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Core is to help the researcher move clinical translational research findings beyond the academic and scientific communities and out to the general community where it can have the most impact in reducing health outcome disparities. Without considering how to disseminate and implement findings into the general community in the early phases of research protocol design, the information risks stopping at the scientific publication or presentation and fails to reach the intended population and/or general public.
Many funding organizations are now requiring dissemination of results as standard practice, making it imperative to think about dissemination from the very beginning of a research idea. The UMB ICTR D&I Core engages the researcher early in the research protocol design and will also work with those researchers who have completed their research and are struggling with how to move the results into the community.
For more information, please visit ICTR D&I Core.