Sample questionnaire

This questionnaire was conducted during February and March 2008. It it now closed.

This questionnaire is for academic / research staff and research students from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Please help us understand what information about research publications you put online by filling out this questionnaire. This will allow us to assess how best White Rose Research Online can serve researchers' needs. The questionnaire will be followed up with some interviews and case studies. If you would like to be involved further please do let us know below. You can also enter our free prize draw and win an iPod Shuffle or £50 gift voucher.

All the questions are on this one page. Please click the Continue button at the bottom of the questionnaire when you have finished.

Background Information

1. Which institution are you based at?
University of Leeds
University of Sheffield
University of York

2. Please state the name of your department / research centre.

3. Which of the following best describes your role at the University:
Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer, Research Fellow
Graduate Student, Post-doctoral Researcher
Other (please specify):

Research Publications Online

4. Do you list your research publications on an individual staff webpage?
No (please go to Q.7)
Yes
Other (please specify):

5. What information about your publications do you have on your staff webpage? (select all that apply)
Bibliographic information
Links to full text (e.g. pdf or Word files you have attached)
Links to full text elsewhere
Other (please specify):

6. How often do you update the research outputs information on your staff webpage?
Immediately
Every month
Every semester
Annually
Other (please specify):

7. What types of publications are listed on your department's website? (select all that apply)
My department does not list publications on its website (go to Q.10)
Journal articles
Book chapters
Books
Theses
Working papers
Conference papers
Research reports
Other (please specify):

8. Whose responsibility is it to update information on the departmental website? (select all that apply)
Authors themselves
Administrative staff
Other members of the research team
Don't know
Other (please specify):

9. How often is the information updated on the departmental website? (select all that apply)
Immediately
Every month
Every semester
Every year
Don't know
Other (please specify):

10. Do you submit details of your publications to any other University, faculty or departmental database? (select all that apply)
Yes
No
ULPD (University of Leeds staff only)
Somebody does it on my behalf (please state who below)

If yes, please give details of where you deposit. If someone else deposits on your behalf please give details of their role.

11. Do you submit details of your publications to any systems or databases outside the University?
No (go to Q.12)
Yes
Somebody does it on my behalf (please specify who below)
Other (please specify):

If yes, please specify where you submit and why. If someone deposits on your behalf please specify their role.

Open Access Repositories

Open Access archives, or repositories, provide free online access to full text versions of research publications. Researchers upload their own papers and add some descriptive data (often called metadata), such as author, journal title, volume, etc. These research publications can be found using conventional web search engines, such as Google, as well as other specialist search services. Users are then able to read, download, and print these papers without charge. The majority of papers have already been published, or accepted for publication. Many of the publications have been peer-reviewed. Open Access repositories are fully observant of copyright laws.

12. Would you like to have your research publications freely available online?
Yes
No
Don't know
Please say why / why not.

13. Do you have any subject specific Open Access repositories for your discipline area?
Yes
No
Don't know

If yes, what are the subject specific repositories for your discipline area?

14. Had you heard of White Rose Research Online (http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/) before you received this questionnaire?
Yes
No

15. Have you deposited research publications in White Rose Research Online? (select all that apply)
Yes - deposited myself
Yes - someone has deposited on my behalf
Yes - have deposited on behalf of someone else
No
Other (please specify):


If yes, what might encourage you to deposit more frequently?

If no, what might encourage you to deposit?

16. What types of materials would you like to be able to deposit in White Rose Research Online?

17. When, during the lifecycle of your research, would you like to deposit in White Rose Research Online?

18. What services might encourage you to use White Rose Research Online (more frequently)? (select all that apply)
Statistics about your publications (e.g. number of times your papers have been downloaded)
RSS feeds (e.g. notification when new papers are available in your subject area)
Different export options (e.g. export search results to Endnote)
Automatic feeds to other systems / repositories (e.g. deposit in WRRO means your papers are automatically deposited in your funder's repository)
Customised reports (e.g. the ability to prepare reports on the output of your dept or colleagues)
Links to your papers from your personal website
Other (please specify):

19. What would make you want to deposit your research into White Rose Research Online on a regular basis?

20. If the university required you to deposit copies of your articles in White Rose Research Online or another open archive, what would be your reaction?
I would comply willingly
I would comply reluctantly
I would not comply

Funding Bodies

21. Who are the major funders for your research area?

22. Are you aware of your funders' policies on Open Access deposit of research outputs?
Yes
No
Some but not all
Other (please specify):


If yes, please summarise what the policies are.

23. If your funder required you to deposit copies of your articles in White Rose Research Online or another open archive, what would be your reaction?
I would comply willingly
I would comply reluctantly
I would not comply

And finally...

24. Would you be willing to be contacted by the project team in the future? This places you under no obligation to be involved in any further stages of the project.
Yes
No
Other (please specify):

25. Do you want to be entered into the free prize draw?
Yes (please enter name and email address in Q.26)
No

26. Please enter your name and email address (optional).

27. Do you have any other comments or suggestions about the questionnaire, White Rose Research Online or access to research?