Overview

Researchers from the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) at the School of Medicine and the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis have created a new framework that public health and clinical scientists can use to measure the impact of their work in a variety of settings.

The Translational Science Benefits Model is intended to provide benchmarks to assess the impact of research that applies scientific findings to enhance public health and well-being. A paper explaining the development of the tool was published September 8, 2017 in Clinical and Translational Science.

The model identifies benefits of clinical and translational research in four areas:

  • Clinical and Medical Benefits (Procedures, guidelines, tools, and products)
  • Community and Public Health Benefits (Health activities, care, and promotion)
  • Economic Benefits (Commercial products, financial savings and benefits)
  • Policy and Legislative Benefits (Advisory activities, policies and legislation)


We encourage you to use the Translational Science Benefits Model in your work. When doing so, please include the following attribution:

Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Translational Science Benefits Model website. https://translationalsciencebenefits.wustl.edu. Published February 1, 2019. Accessed [insert date].


The Video


The Conceptual Model


The Framework 

Translational Science Benefits


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