Practical Questions About Implementing MOST

Can I use MOST to analyze existing data?

No. MOST is not a data analysis technique. It requires carrying out experiments.

However, secondary analyses of data, for example data from previously conducted RCTs, can be very informative in planning how you will use MOST to optimize and evaluate a behavioral intervention. For example, such analyses can provide important leads for intervention components to be tested.


Is MOST fundable?

To date the National Institute of Health (NIH) have funded more than 100 optimization trials using a variety of experimental designs. They have also funded several week-long trainings on MOST for intervention scientists.


You may be interested in resources for writing a grant proposal involving MOST.