ApiDB/EuPathDB Workshop

ApiDB Post-Workshop Survey


We've enjoyed having you here with us this week. This workshop is the third in a series of 4 workshops that we will hold. We want to give participants the best possible experience and we'd like the opportunity to learn from you how we can improve. Please help us do that by answering the following questions

1) What was your level of expertise with these databases prior to arrival?
Novice Slightly Experienced Intermediate Very Experienced Expert

2) What is your level of expertise with these databases now?
Novice Slightly Experienced Intermediate Very Experienced Expert

3) The length of the workshop was:
Much too short Too short Just right Too long Much too long

4) The classrooms were:
Extremely poor Poor Okay Good Excellent

5) The computers were:
Extremely poor Poor Okay Good Excellent

6) The balance of lecture and hands on time was:
Much too much lecture Too much lecture Just right Too much hands-on Much too much hands-on

*please explain


7) Did you like the format of combining participants from different pathogenic protist organisms?
Yes No

8) Did you like the format of combining lectures and exercises for different pathogenic protist organisms?
Yes No

9) Before this workshop, had you visited a website for a pathogenic protist organism other than the one that is the focus of your research?
Yes No

10) After this workshop, are you likely to visit the website of a pathogenic protist organism other than the one that is the focus of your research?
Yes No

11) Prior to the workshop, had you ever submitted a comment, question, concern or bug to one of the Help@..DB.org or support@..DB.org websites?
Yes No

12) If so, was it answered promptly?
Yes No

13) Was it answered or resolved to your satisfaction?
Yes No

14) As a results of this workshop, are you more likely to communicate problems, concerns, bugs or idas with the database?
Less likely Same More likely

15) How would you prefer to make the above types of communication?
Email to the help@ address Email to a particular person A phone call In person

16) How did you feel about being asked to help evaluate the new user interface? Did you mind spending time on a not-yet-current version of the UI? Did you feel that it was a waste of time? Was it useful or interesting to you?


17) Would you be interested in serving as a beta-tester for future revisions of our site?
Yes No

*If yes, please describe the aspects of the system that are of particular interest to you.


18) Have you identified a few simple changes that we can make to the web site(s) that would immediately have made them clearer to you? if so, what?


19) If you could add a new data type to your favorite database, what would it be and why?


20) If you could add a new tool or type of analysis to your favorite database, what would it be and why?


21) Are there topics you wanted to learn about that we didn't cover?
Yes No
*Please explain.


22) Are there topics we covered that you didn't find useful or interesting?
Yes No
*Please explain.


23) Did you come to the workshop with a problem you needed help solving?
Yes No
*What was the problem?


24) With regards to question 23, were you able to get the help you needed?
Yes No
25) What was your favorite part of the workshop? Why?


26) What was your least favorite part of the workshop? Why?


27) What should we do differently in future workshops?


28) What should we do the same in future workshops?


How Effective Were The Instructors?


29) Brian Brunk
Not at all Somewhat Average Effective Very Effective

30) Steven Sullivan
Not at all Somewhat Average Effective Very Effective

31) David Roos
Not at all Somewhat Average Effective Very Effective

32) John Brestelli
Not at all Somewhat Average Effective Very Effective

33) Mark Heiges
Not at all Somewhat Average Effective Very Effective

34) Jessie Kissinger
Not at all Somewhat Average Effective Very Effective

35) Eileen Kraemer
Not at all Somewhat Average Effective Very Effective

36) As a result of this workshop, what was the single most useful thing learned or the greatest mystery that was revealed? (i.e. what couldn't you figure out or understand before that you understand now?)


37) Is there anything else you'd like to tell us?