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Table 2 Opinion Leaders' Network Survey Results

From: "Harnessing genomics to improve health in India" – an executive course to support genomics policy

Goals of network • Dissemination of information
  • Exchange of ideas
  • Maintaining inter-connectivity
  • Consensus building through wide participation
  • Influencing policy and media
Access • 24 (89%) no access issues – reliable connectivity from home/work
  • 3 needed some assistance with email access (internet connection at work; compensation for access; help to post responses)
Obstacles to participation • 23 (85%) identified lack of time due to professional responsibilities.
  • Most people willing to dedicate 1 hour a week to the network.
  • 1 person stated inability to impact policy would discourage him/her from participating in the network
  • 3 people had no time/work constraints for participation