The Medical Research Council (MRC) guidelines for developing and evaluating complex interventions
Many of the interventions that are used in health and social care services, public health practice, and related areas are considered as complex, as they consist of several interacting components, and may require a range of different behavior changes and multiple actors involved in delivering it. This complexity presents extra challenges for researchers and evaluators. In 2000, the Medical Research Council (MRC) presented a framework to help researchers to recognize and adopt appropriate designs and methods. The framework has been extensively applied, and lately comprehensively revised.
The webinar provides the participants with a thorough overview of the MRC guidance as well as examples and experiences of using the guidance from the perspective of researchers.
Implementation researchers and all other interested are welcome.
14.00 Welcome / Cecilie Lindström Egholm, postdoc, REHPA and DIN-F
14.05 The MRC Guidelines / Kathryn Skivington, research fellow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
Dr. Kathryn Skivington is the first author of the revised version of the MRC guidelines, published in 2021. She will provide an overview of the framework, including a definition of complex interventions, the four phases that can be considered in complex intervention research, and the core elements that should be considered in every phase.
14.55 Steno MDT – from chaos to direction / Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, professor, cardiologist, Dept. of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, and REHPA
Prof. Ann-Dorthe Zwisler will present the experiences of using the MRC guidelines in a research project based at Steno Diabetes Center, including examples of how it proved useful, as well as perceived pros and cons.
15.15 Perspectives and questions from the participants
15.30 Thank you
Participation is free for members of the Danish Implementation Network (DIN).
Non-members pay 175 DKK.
Registration at https://implementering.nemtilmeld.dk/8/
Please contact Cecilie Lindström, email: firstname.lastname@example.org