Updating the

software survey

By Simon Hettrick

 5 March 2020 - Advisory Board   @sjh5000  ORCID: 0000-0002-6809-5195

"How much research relies on software"

Use

software

Fundamental to

results

Develop own code

69%

92%

56%

  1. 15 Russell Group universities

  2. 15,000 emails

  3. 500 responses

  4. 5 complaints

It was all worth it

...but we need a better system

The new survey

210,000

academic staff
 

150,000

of whom conduct research

 

384

survey responses needed

(confidence level of 95% with margin of error of 5%)

3000

research staff
 

3000

research postgraduates

The survey answers

  1. Who uses software

  2. Who relies on software

  3. Who develops software

  4. Who needs software training

  5. Who brings in funding for software development

 

28

RSE Groups
 

88,000

research staff

Universities signed up

  1. Edinburgh
  2. Imperial
  3. Leeds
  4. Manchester
  5. Newcastle
  6. Sheffield
  7. Stanford

 

The offer

You get:

 

 

 

 

 

If you:

  • CC-By your anonymised data and store it openly
  • Promise not to adapt the current questions
  • Survey
  • Analysis code
  • Ethics paperwork
  • Email text
  • Report template

Southampton

n=594

n=594

"Vital"

"Not important"

n=594

n=594

"Professional"

"Beginner"

n=197

n=198

We're looking for more partners

 

Contact: s.hettrick@software.ac.uk

Software survey

By Simon Hettrick

Software survey

Presented at the Software Sustainability Institute Advisory Board meeting 5 March 2020.

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