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Welcome to the Netherlands Implementation Collaborative!


The Netherlands Implementation Collaborative (NIC) is a professional network for implementation scientists and implementation specialists in the Netherlands.


By sharing knowledge about how professionals can effectively implement and evaluate evidence-based programs, policies, and guidelines, NIC hopes to improve the health, well-being, and welfare of people in the Netherlands.

Vlaggen van verschillende landen

The Netherlands Implementation Collective was started in 2014 by a number of enthusiastic organizations to raise awareness of the importance of implementation science and of effective implementation strategies for implementing evidence-based programs in care. NIC is currently led by a group of experts in implementation and implementation science from various organisations in the Netherlands.

Our mission

In the Netherlands, there is a gap in knowledge about how to implement effective, innovative, and evidence-based improvement plans in routine practice in healthcare, social service, and educational settings.

The Netherlands Implementation Collaborative aims to reduce this knowledge-to-practice gap by sharing knowledge, resources, and strategies to support the effective implementation of evidence-based programs, policies, and guidelines in the Netherlands.

Four sub-committees have been established to help NIC meet this goal:

  • Methods and Tools for Implementation and Implementation Science
  • Implementation Research
  • Education and Training in Implementation and Implementation Science
  • Networking and Coaching

Methods and Tools for Implementation and Implementation Science

The Methods and Tools for Implementation and Implementation Science sub-committee aims to provide implementation specialists and researchers with the knowledge and skills needed to select the most appropriate methods and tools for implementing evidence-based practices in their settings.

2021 Activities

In 2021, the Methods and Tools for Implementation and Implementation Science sub-committee will:

  • Develop and disseminate an overview of implementation methods and tools
  • Create and share a decision support aid to guide the selection of implementation methods and tools  

For further information, please contact Madelon.

Implementation Research

The Implementation Research sub-committee aims to encourage implementation science studies in the Netherlands by connecting researchers with the skills and tools that they need to conduct research and by providing researchers with the opportunity to network with other implementation scientists in the Netherlands and internationally.

2021 Activities

In 2021, the Implementation Research sub-committee will:

  • Develop a knowledge agenda
  • Develop an overview of trainings offered in implementation science
  • Create a list of relevant implementation science instruments

For further information, please contact Femke.

Education and Training in Implementation and Implementation Science

The Education and Training in Implementation and Implementation Science sub-committee aims to strengthen the education, training, and ways of working of implementation specialists and implementation scientists in the Netherlands.

2021 Activities

In 2021, the Education and Training in Implementation and Implementation Science sub-committee will:

  • Define key terms related to implementation, implementation science, and education in implementation science
  • Create Netherlands-specific implementation specialist and implementation scientist profiles
  • Develop and disseminate a list of implementation and implementation science education and training opportunities available online and in the Netherlands
  • Engage with implementation and implementation science educators who are involved in implementation and implementation science education and training in the Netherlands
  • Encourage professional development in implementation and in implementation science, especially for students, interns, junior professionals, and early career researchers

For further information, please contact Bethany.

Networking and Coaching

The Networking and Coaching sub-committee aims to enrich capacity for implementation in the Netherlands and to share knowledge about implementation between different networks and stakeholder groups.

2021 Activities

In 2021, the Networking and Coaching sub-committee will partner with the Expertise Network on Implementation to:

  • Organize meetings for learning, networking, and coaching for professionals who work in implementation
  • Exploring and connect with relevant research, training, and professional networks and stakeholder groups in the Netherlands

For further information, please contact Madelon.

Upcoming events

May 27th & 28thEuropean Implementation Event
June 3rdEuropean Implementation Event post-event webinar