# OpenWetWare:Steering committee/Outreach chairs/OWW Survey

## OWW Survey

• It could be useful to conduct an online survey to learn more about the OWW community (its use of the site and its expectations).
• multiple choice questions format (easier for stats).
• try to keep it reasonably short.
• to be advertised on main page, sent to mailing lists.

## Brief

• It would be great if you could have a look at it, so that the SC can make a final decision on the content during the coming SC meeting:
• are we happy with the current questions ?
• are there some topics that we have forgotten to target ?
• will the resuts of this survey help us to know what to do next to improve the OWW user experience ?

## Suggested questions

Nkuldell 06:44, 15 May 2007 (EDT)I've added a few suggestions/thoughts in blue font. A general question is why not take this opportunity to ask the folks taking the survey what they'd like to see added to OWW. You might learn a lot about where people are finding roadblocks/frustrations by the kinds of answers you get. You could also ask what the most important aspects of OWW are for the users to see if their experience and purposes in using OWW are the same as the SC's.

### Overview of the structure

• 1 - Tell us about you (8 questions)
• 2 - OWW as a resource provider (6 questions)
• 3 - OWW as a community builder (5 questions)
• 4 - OWW as an Open Science publisher (2 questions)

### -1- Tell us about you

• 1.1- How long have you been an OWW member ?
• One month
• Six months
• One year
• More than one year
• Not registered yet
• 1.2- How would you describe your background ? (check all that apply)
• Biology
• Engineering
• Maths/Physics
• Biotechnology company
• Other: (specify)
• 1.4- How much experience do you have with Wikis ?
• Wiki-what ?
• I am a beginner but I am catching up
• I am a beginner and need some help
• I browse and edit with confidence
• Wiki is my motto in life
• 1.5- How would you describe your interactions with OWW ? (check all that apply)
• Occasional and independent wiki browser
• Regular and independent contributor
• My lab is part of OWW
• I am a steering committee member
• I am taking a class that runs on OWW
• 1.6- If you have edited the wiki, what type of content did you contribute? (check all that apply)
• News and Highlights
• Protocols
• Reviews
• OWW community pages
• My lab wiki
• My lab notebook
• A project page started by me
• A project page started by someone else
• General discussions on OWW
• Other
• 1.7- Do you have access to a private wiki through OWW or another source?
• Yes
• No
• If so, which do you prefer working with?
• Public OWW wiki
• Private wiki
• If not, would you like a private wiki?
• Yes
• No
• 1.8- Are you part of another Open Science community? {"such as....)
• Yes
• No
• If so, which one(s)?
• 1.9- Anything else you would like to tell us about you ? (text box)

### -2- OWW as a knowledge/information provider

• 2.1- What kind of information do you expect to find on OWW? (check all that apply)
• News ("information"?) about the OWW community
• Protocols used by different labs
• Consensus Protocols
• Reviews of papers
• Research publications
• Shared data
• Project description pages
• General discussion forums
• Material for a class run on OWW
• Other (specify)
• 2.2- How do you find information on OWW? (check all that apply)
• I use the search box
• I use the 'Recent Changes' page
• I know where to look
• Colleagues send me links to pages
• I browse the wiki
• I stumble onto it
• I have no clue
• 2.3- How do you find out about the latest contributions on OWW? (check all that apply) this question presumes a person is interested in knowing the latest contributions
• I use the 'Recent Changes' page
• I use a Watchlist
• I know where to look
• Colleagues send me links to pages
• I browse the wiki for hours
• I have no clue
• 2.4- When you are fishing for information on OWW, how easy is it for you to find it?
• Very easy
• Not so easy
• Quite difficult
• Impossible
• 2.5- Are you comfortable with editing a page created by someone else?
• Yes, I do that all the time
• Somewhat, I only edit pages created by people I know
• No, I only edit pages I have created
• 2.6- Are you comfortable with someone else editing a page you created?
• Yes, I welcome all contributions
• Somewhat, I feel comfortable with edits by people I know
• No, I only feel comfortable with my own edits
• 2.7- Any other thoughts about OWW as a knowledge/information provider?

### -3- OWW as a community builder

• 3.1- How many new research or professional contacts have you initiated thanks to OWW?
• Over 10
• Between 5 and 10
• Between 1 and 5
• None
• 3.2- Have you already recommended to someone to join OWW ?
• Yes
• No
• 3.3- Is OWW helping you to know what's going on in your scientific community?
• Yes
• No
*3.4- Do you feel that the Wiki is a powerful collaborative tool ?
** Yes, it really helps a lot.
** Yes, but sometimes it is limited
** No, it is not suitable for collaborative work.
(is anyone going to answer No? it seems this question is really driving at something else)

• 3.5- Would you be interested to attend an annual OWW meeting?
• Yes
• No
• 3.6- Any other thoughts about OWW as a community builder ? (text box)

### -4- OWW as an Open Science publisher

• 4.1- What type of data are you sharing on OWW? (check all that apply)
• Published work
• Unpublished work
• Raw data
• Protocols
• Lab notebooks
• Project descriptions
• None
• Other
• 4.2- Do you feel that your contributions are properly acknowledged when you edit the wiki?
• Yes absolutely
• Yes, but only on the pages I create
• Not really
• 4.3- Any other thoughts about OWW as a Open Science Provider (text box)