Understanding basic, translational and clinical research
Basic, translational and clinical research, are the three essential stages necessary to create therapies and cures. Basic research focuses on creating knowledge and understanding of a subject. Translational research aims to take the results of promising findings from basic research to application in a clinical setting. Clinical research is dedicated to testing possible new therapeutics for their efficacy and safety in treating patients. Clinical research has multiple stages, Phases I to IV:
Although the LRF Research Program funds grants in all three categories it primarily focuses on basic, translational, and Phase I and II Clinical research.