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Table 3 Tools or resources that impact a Core Center’s ability to conduct DR2a

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

  No impact (1) Minor impact (2) Neutral (3) Moderate impact (4) Major impact (5) Mean
% (n) % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)  
IRB support 25% (4) 6% (1) 31% (5) 25% (4) 13% (2) 2.9
Training on disaster research design 6% (1) 31% (5) 13% (2) 44% (7) 6% (1) 3.1
Training on disaster research implementation 0 25% (4) 25% (4) 38% (6) 13% (2) 3.4
Training on health and safety while conducting disaster research 6% (1) 31% (5) 13% (2) 38% (6) 13% (2) 3.2
Training on mental and behavioral health during disaster response research (n = 15) 0 20% (3) 20% (3) 33% (5) 27% (4) 3.7
Training on the Incident Command System 0 13% (2) 31% (5) 38% (6) 19% (3) 3.6
GIS capabilities 25% (4) 25% (4) 38% (6) 13% (2) 0 2.4
Exercise support (n = 15) 0 13% (2) 27% (4) 47% (7) 13% (2) 3.6
Planning templates (n = 15) 0 27% (4) 13% (2) 53% (8) 7% (1) 3.4
Funding for program development 0 0 6% (1) 38% (6) 56% (9) 4.5
Funding to purchase equipment 0 0 38% (6) 25% (4) 38% (6) 4
Funding to support laboratories (n = 14) 0 0 36% (5) 21% (3) 43% (6) 4.1
Funding to support faculty development (n = 15) 0 0 7% (1) 40% (6) 53% (8) 4.5
Funding to support staff development 0 6% (1) 6% (1) 44% (7) 44% (7) 4.3
Tools and resources to develop disaster research partnerships 0 6% (1) 31% (5) 44% (7) 19% (3) 3.8
  1. aMissing responses (i.e., item nonresponse) were excluded at the question level, and summary statistics were calculated using only the actual responses for each individual survey question. For any question where less than all 16 participating CCs responded, the total number of item-level responses is provided in the first column