Roadblocks in Clinical Research: An Analysis of Common Barriers to the Clinical Research Process

dc.contributor.advisorKrishnamoorthy, Raghu R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStankowska, Dorota L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLeach, Yesenia
dc.creatorCarter, Anne M.
dc.description.abstractDeficiencies in the clinical research process can lead to delays, loss of funding, outdated conclusions, and a lack in participation for both volunteers and scientists or clinicians. This project aimed to identify the specific roadblocks in the clinical research process within the Ophthalmology department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The Ophthalmology and Optometry clinical and research faculty were surveyed to identify which aspects of the clinical research process were confusing, needed improvement, or awareness was lacking. Out of the 35 faculty provided with the survey, a total of 11 responded, giving a 31% response rate. Responses showed faculty were not fully aware of the resources available for clinical research or how to conduct clinical research within federal guidelines. They also would like to participate more in clinical research, but they are unaware of current actively recruiting research studies. Finally, all faculty responded they feel that clinical research is important, but most commonly they feel they don't have enough time. Information sessions, monthly newsletters, and faculty meetings are all ways to communicate solutions for these deficiencies in the clinical research process.
dc.subject.meshFaculty, Medical
dc.subject.meshInformation Dissemination
dc.titleRoadblocks in Clinical Research: An Analysis of Common Barriers to the Clinical Research Process
dc.type.materialtext of Biomedical Sciences Research Management of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth of Science


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