The process of applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in preclinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in humans (as well as the process of applying bedside observations to inform bench to discoveries); and
Research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices in the community. In more everyday terms you might think of translational research as moving the research process through phases from bench to animal to human to guidelines development to public health and ultimately to population outcomes and global health.
Includes health services research & community-based participatory research (dissemination, communication, implementation research)12
Includes development of guidelines, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews involving interventions6
Explores ways of applying recommendations or guidelines in general clinical practice or policies12
[T4 Research] TRANSLATION TO COMMUNITIES
GOAL: To provide communities with the optimal intervention or relationship
Studies focus on disease prevention through lifestyle and behavioral modifications1
Documents “real-world” health outcomes of population health practices associated with improved disease prevention and reduced medical costs1
Documents wider dissemination/implementation of improved practices/interventions (taking to scale) Includes population-level outcomes research; population monitoring of morbidity, mortality, benefits and risk studies46
ICTR – University of Madison: Research Continuum Classification Fields
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