The Nordic Implementation Interest Group started in August 2013 as an invitation to researchers and practitioners to join a Nordic Interest Group for Implementation of Evidence Based Practice and quality improvement in health and human services. An Internet site was created and a mailing list was established for seminars and course invitations. The interest group welcome Nordic as well as non-Nordic members and the activities announced on the web pages are open to a wider audience.
The UK Implementation Society (UK-IS) grew out of the UK Implementation Network (UK-IN) which was launched in 2014 by a group of professionals working in human services policy, practice and research in the UK. The Network began first to develop structures for working together and sharing cross-disciplinary learning to address the implementation gap. In 2017, in recognition of the evolution of our field in the UK and globally, the Network became a Society and Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).