Translational Science Benefits
Policy & legislative benefits (Advisory activities)
Formal presentation of data or results to governmental, judicial or other regulatory bodies. Examples include written or oral testimony before a legislative committee or a criminal or civil court case.
Presentation of research data or results in expert testimony is evidence of potential influence on the policy-making process.
Advice from authors on searching for information:
Self-reported documentation of researchers’ testimony can be helpful as full-text search is not available for all governmental, judicial, or other regulatory bodies. Documents available from state legislative bodies vary widely.
Resources & Data
Organizations, repositories, websites, and other sources where you can find more information:
- List of Congressional Hearings with Washington University Participants, (1970 – present) provides a list congressional hearings of Washington University participants dating from 1970 to current. The list is sorted by participant names in alphabetical order.
- Congress.gov provides access to accurate, timely and complete legislative information. It is usually updated the morning after a session adjourns.
- ProQuest Congressional is a database with a comprehensive collection of current and historic Congressional information. There is a search by witness name and witness affiliation that can help identify expert testimony to Congress.
Challenges you may encounter while searching for information:
Access to self-reported researcher or administrative/in-house data may be required to locate documentation.
Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator:
- Nelson DE, Brownson RC, Remington PL, Parvanta C, editors. Communicating Public Health Information Effectively: A Guide for Practitioners. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association; 2002.
- Montini T, Bero LA. Policy makers’ perspectives on tobacco control advocates’ roles in regulation development. Tob Control. 2001 Sep;10(3):218-24. doi: 10.1136/tc.10.3.218.
- Moreland-Russell S, Barbero C, Andersen S, et al. “Hearing from all sides” how legislative testimony influences state level policy-makers in the United States. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2015;4(2):91-98. doi: 10.15171/IJHPM.2015.13.
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