Need to describe your research impact beyond publications? Try the Translational Science Benefits Model

Are you struggling to describe how your research impacts the “real world”?

Many folks know we have citation databases and other resources at Washington University to help researchers identify and describe the impact of their publications. Yet, increasingly researchers need to demonstrate their impact outside of academia. One resource we recommend is the Translational Science Benefits Model, a framework for assessing the health and societal benefits of clinical and translational science. The framework includes 30 benefits in four domains: clinical, community, economic and policy. The clinical domain includes benefits like new biomedical technologies; the economic domain includes patents and license agreements.

Check out a few of the case studies that show how researchers from Washington University School of Medicine have used the TSBM:

The framework was developed by a cross-disciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis, and has been in use for five years here, and at other institutions including Duke University, Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Washington.

See case studies from researchers at other institutions:

In addition to case studies, the TSBM team has created a Translating for Impact Toolkit to help you plan, track and demonstrate your impact.

Try out the most popular planning tools:

If you need to demonstrate your impact to others – try the Impact Profile, which helps you make a one-page document share your impact.

Want to learn more about the TSBM and the Translating for Impact Toolkit?

Check out the recording of #SciComm Seminar: The Translational Science Benefits Model: Moving Beyond Traditional Measures of Research Impact featuring Stephanie Andersen, Manager of Research Translation.

You can also sign up for updates from the TSBM team to learn when new resources and tools are released.