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Table 4 Opinion leaders' network survey results in brief

From: Harnessing genomics to improve health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region – an executive course in genomics policy

Goals of network

• Dissemination of information


• Exchange of ideas


• Maintaining inter-connectivity


• Consensus building through wide participation


• Influencing policy and media


• 41 (79%) no access issues – reliable connectivity from work


• 3 needed some assistance with email access (internet connection at work; compensation for access; help to post responses)

Obstacles to participation

• 47 (92%) identified lack of time due to professional responsibilities


• 98% of those with connectivity willing to dedicate 1 hour a week to the network


• 3 people identified lack of connectivity as a barrier