As with previous Translate! symposia, we aim to provide a consensus statement relating to pressing issues in translation. The focus of Translate! 2021 is on the metrics and milestones of success in translational medicine, in which two major topics will take center stage as the foci for two consensus statement discussions.
We invite and indeed encourage you to actively participate in the formation of the consensus statements.
A preliminary draft for both statements, illustrating potential consensus lines, is available as a pdf download for your perusal. Please send us your comments, suggestions and questions using the email links specific to each consensus statement. You may receive a response in case of the need for further correspondence. If you have questions during the event, please feel free to post them via Slido.
Consensus Process I | Measuring Translation - What Works, What Does Not ?
The first consensus statement will be focused upon “Measuring Translation – What Works, What Does Not?”: how can the value of translational activities be measured in order to convert research discoveries into products that impact human health? Current and commonly used metrics used to assess real world translational success, such as impact factors, publications and patents for academics, and product launch, marketing and publicity for industry no longer fit the complex and multifaceted landscape of translational medicine, i.e., there can be no “one-size fits all” approach. Thus, a framework will be proposed to select principal axes of parameters to optimize for a given context of translation with the invitation to readers to examine and research how to optimize metrics for impact for a given context. Mail your comments to Consensus Draft I: Consensus1@science-translate.comDownload, Pdf (494 KB)
Consensus Process II | The Role of Data Reproducibility in Translation
The second consensus statement will be focused upon “The Role of Data Reproducibility in Translation”: How can it be ensured that biomedical data is robust (statistically sound, suitability of disease model) and reproducible (outside of the carefully controlled laboratory environment) in order to increase translation efficiency? Suggestions will be made on how to improve biomedical data stewardship, veracity, validation and confidence across the entire translational pipeline, and how this might be enforced to improve translational efficiency. Mail your comments to Consensus Draft II: Consensus2@science-translate.comDownload, Pdf (456 KB)
Changing the Mindset in Life SciencesToward Translation: A ConsensusDownload, Pdf (2 MB)
Key elements for nourishing the translational research environmentDownload, Pdf (432 KB)
Moving medicine forward fasterDownload, Pdf (495 KB)
Strategies for Derisking Translational Processes for Biomedical TechnologiesDownload, Pdf (1 MB)