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Survey of academic researchers who use or wish to use technical support from staff data scientists


The goal of the survey is to capture the contribution of staff data scientists to research capacity building in academia. For the purposes of the survey, data scientists are defined as non-faculty academic staff who use computational, statistical, and/or mathematical methods and tools to help extract knowledge from data. Please complete this survey if you are:
  • A researcher in academia who interacts/collaborates with data scientists. You will be asked about your ability to access data scientists and about the nature and benefits of this interaction.
  • A researcher in academia who does not currently interact/collaborate with data scientists, but is interested in using their expertise. You will be asked about your needs and about obstacles to access.
The survey includes 15 multiple-choice questions and should take 5-10 minutes to complete. The data we collect will be de-identified, aggregated, and shared with the universities in the next few months.

If you wish to pause the survey and complete it later, please click the “save and continue later” dropdown in the black bar at the top of your screen (which will appear when you start the survey), otherwise your answers will be lost. You will be asked to enter an email address, so that the system can send you a unique survey link with your data. Use that link to return to the survey.

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