Take Part in the Translational Research Survey
29 Jun 2020
Translational research turns fundamental discoveries into improvements in human health and economic benefit.
Your participation in this short survey will help identify the bottlenecks and hurdles that academics encounter in translational research at the University. Please take this opportunity to highlight the barriers that you have encountered in translating your research, and help shape the translational landscape of the University.
As a part of its 'Innovation for Impact' strategy, the Wellcome Trust has been investing in Institutional Translational Partnership awards (iTPA) to enable researchers and organisations to turn ideas and discoveries into treatments, products and cures for diseases.
The University of Manchester was amongst the first institutions to pilot the scheme in 2018 and has so far received £1.2m investment from Wellcome for its translational activities. The overall aim of the scheme is to build better links between science, technology and innovation by removing barriers between disciplines and making it easier to take the first translational step.
We have recently been invited to submit a renewal application for a further three years (£2.4m). As part of our preparations we want to identify the priorities and bottlenecks that researchers in Manchester experience when engaged, or trying to engage, in translational research.
This survey should not take more than 5-10 minutes to complete, it is intended to be anonymous, and the results will be shared with the Wellcome Trust as part of our renewal bid.
Further information about the iTPA and our network: