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NCJ Number: 140149 Find in a Library
Title: Technology Transfer (From Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention Research: Methodological Issues, P 248-263, 1991, Carl G. Leukefeld and William J. Bukoski, eds. - see NCJ-140135)
Author(s): S P Schinke; M A Orlandi
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 16
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This discussion defines technology transfer and illustrates the stages of technology transfer in the field of drug abuse prevention.
Abstract: This author defines technology transfer as a process through which methodologies and interventions for substance abuse prevention emerge from research and move into application. There are eight sequenced stages to technology transfer: basic research, applied research, technology development, evaluation, demonstration, adoption, application in practice, and obsolescence. Innovation concerns the evolution from one technology transfer process to another; it involves five stages including mobilization, adoption, implementation, maintenance, and evolution. The area of diffusion is central to transferring prevention techniques to agencies and individuals who need the knowledge in order to carry out their own programs. Technology development, target population factors, and environmental receptivity are identified as the three key factors that influence technology transfer. The process of technology transfer can be enhanced by sticking to basics, replicating studies, analyzing costs, and striving for high-quality dissemination. 16 references
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Technology transfer
Index Term(s): Program design; Research methods
Note: NIDA Research Monograph 107
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