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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
Access • 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