Research to Practice (r2p) Core
Grace Barlet, Tyler Simpson, Rosa Greenberg
This project will continue the work of the r2p core to build on our foundational work through increased emphasis on identifying the factors that influence the final stage of translation research ‒ implementation of evidence-based solutions.
Through our r2p program, we will build on our strong foundation and increase emphasis on identifying the factors that influence the final stage of translation research ‒ implementation of evidence-based solutions on the job. We will 1) develop and test new materials and dissemination strategies to raise awareness and use of research findings, with a particular focus on reaching construction populations at high risk; 2) support partnerships and engage stakeholders in the development and implementation of r2p plans across all our research efforts; and 3) identify and apply successful strategies that advance r2p. We will also conduct new research on how to communicate risk effectively, what motivates and influences the construction industry’s use of research findings, and the effectiveness of training programs for dissemination and implementation. In support of these initiatives and other research projects, we will explore new approaches to assess progress and outcomes in construction intervention research, including piloting the use of developmental evaluation and establishing panels of industry stakeholders to identify and measure intermediate and end outcomes. Lessons learned and new r2p tools developed will continue to be shared with construction safety and health researchers, OSHA, NIOSH and industry stakeholders through our r2p Seminars and Partnership Workshops held in conjunction with meetings of CPWR’s Research Consortium.