Needs Assessment

READ About Our Early Survey Results

Dear Colleague,

To best meet the needs of the rehabilitation research community, we are seeking your valued input which will help direct activities of the new REACT Center (a National Resource Center for High-Impact Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation — NIH grant P2CHD086851). We therefore ask that you please complete a brief (~10 minute) medical rehabilitation clinical trials needs assessment survey. The Center will base education materials, workshops, and collaborative opportunities on survey results; thus guidance from the research community is central to our mission.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary, and you will not be penalized or lose benefits if you refuse to participate or decide to stop. Any information you provide will remain strictly confidential and no reports or publications will identify you by name. Beyond potential anxiety from responding to questions, there are no anticipated risks to participating. You will not be compensated for participating in this survey.

To participate, simply complete the questionnaire at this web address

If you have questions, concerns, or complaints about the needs assessment survey, you may contact the UAB Office of the IRB (OIRB) at (205) 934-3789 or toll free at 1-855-860-3789. Regular hours for the OIRB are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. If you would rather not be contacted again concerning this survey or any future Center activities, email Jeff Foster at and we will remove your name from our listserv.

Thank you for your help with this essential clinical trials needs assessment. Please direct any questions about the survey to Mr. Foster at (205) 996-6086, or by email at


Marcas M Bamman, PhD, FACSM
Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology
Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine
Director, Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials
University of Alabama at Birmingham