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The Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM) is a framework for assessing the health and societal benefits of clinical and translational science. The framework was developed by a cross-disciplinary team including members of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine and the Center for Public Health Systems Science at the Brown School at Washington University. The TSBM can help researchers, administrators and policymakers measure the impact of their work in four distinct domains: CLINICAL, COMMUNITY, ECONOMIC and POLICY.

Tangible benefits—or indicators—come from clinical and translational science research. Researchers are encouraged to utilize the framework via the TSBM website and to cite our landmark publication. The website includes the following resources:

  • An explanation of the Translational Science Benefits Model framework, including an animated video and article
  • Resources and guidance for each of the 30 indicators
  • Case studies showing the path from research to real-world impact
  • A checklist researchers can use to demonstrate the impact of their work

We encourage you to use the model to explore and demonstrate the impact of your own work. Learn more about how to write your own case study utilizing the TSBM model here.