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Student and Faculty Perceptions of Dental Research

A. Gozzi, K. Dunn, T. Roomian, G. Kugel and P. Corrado

Presented at the 2018 SOCRA (Society of Clinical Research Associates) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

Printed in February 2019 issue of SOCRA Source

Understanding faculty and student perceptions of research and its barriers is necessary for DRA [Dental Research Administration] to tailor services provided to the research community and promote available support. To this end, a survey was developed to evaluate and compare TUSDM faculty and student perceptions of dental research, perceived barriers in the research process, and assess awareness and satisfaction with DRA services.

Of the 103 faculty and student respondents, the most frequently reported barriers to research were lack of time (75%) and difficulty obtaining funding (34%). While faculty reported greater perceived administrative burden than students, the majority of faculty and student researchers reported satisfaction with DRA services, including study design, protocol development, IRB submission, grant application and management, study coordination and data management support