Translation Research (TR)
Translational Research (TR) in Health Sciences is the movement of knowledge towards mechanisms, techniques and approaches that provide tangible benefits for the advancement of human health. It is a reflective and systematic approach to mobilizing discoveries towards innovations that improve health outcomes.
There is an increasing recognition that translational research is a key requirement for expediting advances in health care. Academic institutions and funding agencies around the world are committing increasing resources to projects that work towards tangible benefits.
observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public
In the United States, the National Center for the Advancing Translational Science defines Translation as:
“The process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public — from diagnostics and therapeutics to medical procedures and behavioural changes.”
Translation is the bi-directional movement of knowledge between contexts towards mechanisms, techniques and approaches that support the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. This mobilization involves not only the movement of knowledge, discoveries and research to be tested and applied to routine practice, but also involves how these findings may be deployed effectively, efficiently and in an acceptable form to promote update and optimal use of new insights.
Translational Research (TR) is the “field of investigation focused on understanding the scientific and operational principles underlying” the processes of translating concepts into tangible benefits to human health!
The Translational Research Program (TRP), focuses on experiential learning using the Translational Thinking framework to learn about translation and generate operational principles for translating.