eLife - Translational Research
How to get research from the lab to the hospital

Research translation is essential to bridge the gap between basic scientific research on cellular or animal models and the successful safe application on patients. This artwork illustrates the individual stages of research translation, from basic pathological processes to clinical investigations, coherent policies and public health.

Illustrative process diagram

This artwork had to include all the key stages of the translation process, whilst also being legible enough for both online and slide use. We chose a Left-right process to fit the text in, as well as a colour gradient in case the arrows weren't clear enough. This allowed us to stagger vertical placement of the circles for more efficient use of vertical space.