Non-Profit or Commercial Entities

Definition

Creation of businesses or non-profit agencies.

Rationale

Organizations that are established as a result of an existing need in translational research or a need identified through clinical and translational research can have benefits all along the translational research continuum. Potentially, organizations could arise that, for example: connect basic scientists and clinicians in specific areas to move studies forward, aid in the dissemination of new diagnostic procedures, or help increase access to services in low-resourced communities. 

Guidance

Advice from authors on searching for information:

The background information on how a business or non-profit entity was founded either directly or indirectly as a result of advances in clinical or translational science may be difficult to locate in general, and more or less straightforward to find in specific instances.  Those researchers and administrators interested in a particular organization should first try to contact founders or original researchers from the source project. Others interested in more general examples of organizations arising out of translational research may try to narrow searches to specific sectors (e.g., non-profit organizations in genomic services or businesses offering health care transportation services).  

Resources & Data

Organizations, repositories, websites, and other sources where you can find more information:

Local

  • Gateway Center for Giving. Near comprehensive database of non-profits in the St. Louis region containing several points of information for each.

General

Data Limitations

Challenges you may encounter while searching for information:

While there are many lists of both non-profit organizations and businesses at many geographic levels (e.g., local, state, national, regional, and global), most are incredibly lengthy and may or may not contain information on the rationale for the founding of each entity.

Publications

Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator:

Case Studies

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