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Table 2 P30 Core Center Reported Barriers to Conducting DR2

From: Assessing the national capacity for disaster research response (DR2) within the NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers

  No barrier (1) Minor barrier (2) Neutral (3) Moderate barrier (4) Severe barrier (5) Mean
% (n) % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)  
Expertise 50% (8) 19% (3) 13% (2) 19% (3) 0 2
Equipment 38% (6) 31% (5) 31% (5) 0 0 1.9
Laboratories 50% (8) 19% (3) 19% (3) 6% (1) 6% (1) 2
Staff capacity 13% (2) 25% (4) 31% (5) 25% (4) 6% (1) 2.9
Faculty capacity 19% (3) 25% (4) 19% (3) 31% (5) 6% (1) 2.8
Training 13% (2) 13% (2) 38% (6) 38% (6) 0 3
Planning 13% (2) 25% (4) 38% (6) 19% (3) 6% (1) 2.8
Pre-developed protocols 13% (2) 25% (4) 31% (5) 25% (4) 6% (1) 2.9
IRB 25% (4) 13% (2) 38% (6) 25% (4) 0 2.6
Experience 13% (2) 44% (7) 19% (3) 25% (4) 0 2.6
Geographic location 38% (6) 6% (1) 44% (7) 13% (2) 0 2.3
Funding 0 13% (2) 25% (4) 19% (3) 44% (7) 3.9