Knowing only outcomes, even if we know them with irreproachable validity, does not tell us enough to inform program improvement or policy revision. Evaluation needs to get inside the black box....
Carol H Weiss, 1997   Theory-based evaluation: past, present and future

UK-IS Open Resources

The UK Implementation Society commissions and produces resources for our members, some of which are made available on an open access basis on this page.

Members’ resources include our regular news bulletins, Implementation Knowledge and News, and our series of Implementation Resource Digests.


Each digest focuses on a core implementation or improvement science or practice topic and acts as a guide to useful literature and resources, starting from first principles.  

Open Resources

We aim to cover the key dimensions or aspects of each topic, rather than to provide a comprehensive review of the published literature. We particularly aim to include texts that are available on an open access basis or that showcase the contribution of UK implementation scientists and practitioners.

Access archived editions of our Implementation Knowledge and News bulletin here

Log into the members area for the latest edition.

See one of our Implementation Resource Digests here

Implementation Resource Digest 1, Core Implementation Resources

For other resources, join the UK Implementation Society and receive log-in details for our exclusive Members’ Area containing all resources including more Resource Digests, current and past Knowledge and News bulletins, slides from presentations and links to other useful organisations and repositories of information.