User survey results

We conducted a user survey in January, and received 70 responses. We held a meeting of the development partners, and discussed the survey results. More about the meeting in a future blogpost. For now, here are the survey results:

1) Were you familiar with data management plans before using the DMPTool?

  • Yes: 80%
  • No: 20%

2) Do you have a better understanding of data management plans having used the DMPTool?

  • Yes: 71%
  • No: 29%

3) How easy or difficult was it to use the DMPTool?

  • Very easy: 32%
  • Easy: 60%
  • Difficult: 6%
  • Very difficult: 1%

4) Did you use any of these features:

  • Links to resources:
    • Yes: 61%
    • No: 39%
  • Help for funder question:
    • Yes: 36%
    • No: 64%
  • Suggested answer:
    • Yes: 40%
    • No: 60%
  • DMP News:
    • Yes: 20%
    • No: 80%
  • DMPTool guide:
    • Yes: 55%
    • No: 45%
  • Funder requirements:
    • Yes: 67%
    • No: 33%
  • Video demo:
    • Yes: 22%
    • No: 78%

5) Further comments. Summarizing the comments:

  1. Thanks for providing the DMPTool
  2. Improve the speed
  3. Add blank templates
  4. Formats mangled when exporting a plan
  5. Make it easy for institutions to customize
  6. Include examples of DMPs
  7. Allow multiple users to work on same DMP
  8. Add support for institutional requirements

2 thoughts on “User survey results

  1. The DMPTool is a remarkable achievement, but I want to lend support for comments #e and #f–PLEASE above all make it easy to customize the tool for our institution. Having a means of easily adding or deleting contact imformatios and suggested text would dramatically improve value and usability.

    • Thanks Carole. We’re working on adding functionality to give you control over adding and editing institutional information. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at uc3@ucop.edu about any additions or changes you’d like to make to institutional customizations.

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