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Call for Participants

You are invited to participate in a research project exploring genetics-, molecular- and bioinformatics-related library services. Issues to be considered in the study include the roles of libraries, librarians and scientists in providing these services, skills and personal attributes required for successful service provision, and educational, training and other related issues. 

This study follows up on a study of the same name conducted in the spring of 2008.  It is designed to explore how attitudes have changed over the last four years and determine the current state of library-based genetics-, molecular-, and bioinformatics-related research support.  Participants in this study are NOT required to have participated in the 2008 study.

For the purposes of this study, the term “bioinformatics support specialist” is defined as an employee whose primary responsibility is to provide bioinformatics-related support to library clients.

Note that the survey has been designed to let only one participant respond on a specific computer. That participant may interrupt the survey and then return to complete it on that computer, as long as cookies are not cleared.

Four separate surveys exist.  Please answer ONLY the survey that corresponds to your role in your organization:

Survey 1:

Role – You are a library-based bioinformatics support specialist (employee whose primary responsibility is to provide bioinformatics-related support to library clients)

Please complete the consent form and survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KTYG9NQ .

Survey 2:

Role – You are a library director at a library that employs at least one bioinformatics support specialist.

Please complete the consent form and survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KR33B9S .

Survey 3:

Role – You are a library director at a library that employs no bioinformatics support specialists.

Please complete the consent form and survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KSGMSJF .

Survey 4:

Role – You are a public services librarian or informatician (reference librarian, liaison librarian, instructional librarian, informationist, etc) who works at a library that serves genetics-, molecular-, or bioinformatics-related research scientists, but you are NOT considered a bioinformatics support specialist.   

Please complete the consent form and survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DM7DHRL .

If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact the principal investigator, Michele Tennant (tennantm@ufl.edu). 

Thank you for your participation,

Michele R. Tennant, PhD, MLIS

tennantm@ufl.edu

(352) 273-8426


Mary Edwards, MLIS, EdD

meedwards@ufl.edu

Rolando Garcia Milian, MLIS

Rolando.milian@ufl.edu

Hannah F. Norton, MSIS

nortonh@ufl.edu


Health Science Center Libraries

University of Florida

This project has been approved by the University of Florida IRB-02

Protocol #2011-U-1314

Approved through 15 December 2012

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