Jisc want to know how you find and use software

Jisc are inviting people to take part in a survey on how they discover and use software in a work-related context.

Findings from this survey will help Jisc to understand problems faced by the higher and further education sectors and how Jisc and its partner organisations might help.

Please take part in the survey, which will close on 7 July 2013 at 17:00 BST.

In particular, Jisc would like to understand how you search for new software, what criteria are important for you to decide whether software appears to be relevant and trustworthy enough to trial and what common problems you encounter in using software. The survey is aimed both at individual users of software (such as researchers, teaching staff. archivists or students) and those who may procure software or advise others (IT support, management). The focus of the survey is on the UK but Jisc are also interested in hearing from international colleagues.

The survey has been developed in partnership with OSS Watch and the Software Sustainability Institute. Survey results won’t be made attributable to individuals or institutions, and all information will be anonymised for analysis purposes.

If you have any question about the survey please contact Torsten Reimer at Jisc.