Welcome to the MSD Working Group on Connecting Research to Operations


Our vision is to elevate the visibility and amplify the societal impact of scientific advances emerging from the MSD Community of Practice, both within the United States and internationally.

This Working Group aims to further the R2O2R (‘research-to-operations-to-research’) mission of the Multi Sector Dynamics Community of Practice. It does so by identifying opportunities for collaborations with, delivering decision-relevant insights to, and learning from experts in the applied R&D and practitioner/decisionmaker spaces. The reach of the MSD-R2O2R working group is therefore potentially quite large: from US federal and subnational agencies and multilateral institutions down to individual US- and non-US-based researchers, domain experts, and implementation specialists.


Get Involved

The MSD-R2O2R Working Group actively seeks new members from both within and outside the current MSD Community of Practice. The opportunity exists to join a growing team that will help shape the MSD CoP over the next years, enabling it to fill a key ‘translational gap’ identified in MSD Vision Report 2030. 

If you are a Multi Sector Dynamics researcher (or are interested in engaging more with the MSD community going forward) and are passionate about achieving societal impact through science and learning from practitioners/decisionmakers to further improve your science, then please feel free to reach out to us via the following form. Similarly, if you are a practitioner or decisionmaker (e.g. from a US federal, state, or local agency; an international organization; or an expert from an NGO, think-tank, or implementing institution) who may be interested in learning more about MSD research, please also feel free to connect with us.