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Defining Success for Translational Research Organizations

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Science Translational Medicine  03 Aug 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 94, pp. 94cm20
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002085

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  • Fig. 1. Multidimensional assessment.

    TROs should assess performance along seven dimensions: funding, talent, creation, validation, dissemination, external uptake, and collaboration. Questions to ask regarding each metric include: Is our work financially sustainable? (Funding); Are we recruiting and retaining the best people? (Talent); Are we generating enough important output (pipeline)? (Creation); Do others believe our output is well founded and innovative? (Validation); Are we sharing the results of our work? (Dissemination); Are commercial or other external entities investing in our output? (Uptake); Are we bringing people together and providing useful tools and facilities? (Collaboration)

    CREDIT: C. BICKEL/SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
  • Fig. 2. Illustrative measures.

    Shown are sample performance assessment KPIs and metrics. We suggest that TROs consider these parameters in order to assess performance along each dimension (23).

    CREDIT: C. BICKEL/SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE

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