No. Applicants are required to propose a Project Plan and associated evaluation strategy that is informed and guided by an established conceptual model or framework, but PCORI does not prescribe which model or framework should be used. There are many D&I models and frameworks that have been established in the literature.
You might find the following resources helpful as you decide upon an appropriate evaluation framework to use in your proposed project:
- Tabak, RG; Khoong, EC; Chambers, DA; and Brownson, RC. 2012. Bridging research and practice: models for dissemination and implementation research. Am J Prev Med. 43(3): 337–350.
- Dissemination and Implementation Models in Health Research and Practice website