Purpose: The purpose of this survey is to identify the research needs of the Ayurvedic practitioners in the United States. Your responses will be anonymous, confidential and will not be associated with any information that is personally identifiable. Only survey results will be reported. Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary. Completion of this survey indicates your consent to participate. Thank you.
I. Research Interests:

* 1. Do you think there is a need for research in Ayurveda?

* 2. Are you interested in conducting small research projects?

* 3. How would you prefer to use the data you collect(ed) in your regular clinical practice?

II. Research Skills and Knowledge:

* 4. Do you have any formal training in research? If yes, please explain.

* 5. Have you participated in research in the past as an investigator or member of a research team?

* 6. Do you feel confident about performing or participating in research activities?

* 7. Have you been published in a peer reviewed journal?

* 8. Have you presented a paper at a research conference?

III. Barriers for Research

* 9. Is there anything that holds you back from conducting research in ayurveda ? Please explain below