Friday, 4 March 2011

Public Survey on data privacy while using data analysis workflows

We are researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who are conducting a survey of users who compose web services in their workflows to build applications. One of the goals of this survey is to better understand the privacy concerns of web service users (or lack thereof), and how well users are able to resolve these concerns. Even if you have no data privacy and security problems while using web services, we would still appreciate your feedback because that would give us a better perspective of the problem scenario.

Please take time to fill the following questionnaire:

The survey consists of maximum 17 questions and can be completed in about 10 minutes. There are no correct or incorrect responses. This survey is approved by CMU Institutional Review Board (IRB), and would follow the appropriate safety protocols set by the IRB (Protocol Number: HS11-091). All responses would be treated confidentially and will not be traceable to individual respondents.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and time !!

Best Regards,

Vishal Dwivedi and Kun Niu
Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, USA.

Email: vdwivedi & kunn

The survey results would be made public once we are done processing the raw data. At this point I am trying to collect data from different communities, and would appreciate responses from Galaxy users even if they don't have privacy concerns for the kind of tasks they do, as this would help us to get a better understanding of the domain.

The survey respondents can choose to leave their email address (on a 'separate form' linked to the survey) and we would make sure that the survey results are mailed to them once we finish the analysis of the survey. I can also make it public via my homepage.

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