CIPRES Portal Survey Mar 2013
1. Is your use of the CIPRES Science Gateway for
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Research
84.2%516
Teaching/curriculum delivery
0.3%2
Both research and teaching
10.1%62
I used it as a student in a class.
5.4%33
2. Were you able to accomplish the work you wanted to using the CIPRES Science Gateway
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76
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
94.6%508
No
5.4%29
If not, please explain briefly
 
35
3. Does the CIPRES Science Gateway currently benefit your research/teaching in a tangible way?
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76
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
98.1%527
No
1.9%10
4. Does the CIPRES Science Gateway allow you to do research or science instruction that would otherwise have been difficult or impossible to accomplish?
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76
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
83.1%446
No
16.9%91
If you answered yes, please explain briefly
 
221
5. Have you published, or do you intend to publish results obtained using the CIPRES Science Gateway?
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76
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
85.1%457
No
14.9%80
Please list any publications supported by the CIPRES Science Gateway (this is very important for our funding). If you have already forwarded this information to us, you need not provide the data again.
 
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6. We plan to make it possible to run CIPRES jobs outside of the current browser interface. If it were possible, which method(s) would you prefer to use for access to CIPRES? (please choose all that apply)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
From the current browser interface
83.6%438
From a desktop application such as Mesquite, or raxmlGUI (please specify the application you would like to use in the box below)
46.4%243
Through scripts or an application I write myself
21.2%111
Through some other mechanism (please specify in the box below)
4.0%21
Please add any additional information here
 
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7. In the next six months, users will be able to purchase computational time if they reach the limit allowed by the current policy. Is this a feature that might interest you?
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89
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
45.0%236
No
55.0%288
8. The cost of providing addtional compute time would be approximately $250 for 10,000 CPU (or core) hours. Is this a managable cost for your computational needs?
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89
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
47.3%248
No
52.7%276
9. Are there tools, features, or improvements you would like to see in the CIPRES Science Gateway?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
38.0%199
No
62.0%325
If you answered yes, please list the new tools, features, or improvements you would like to see here;
 
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10. What kind of class did you use the CIPRES Science Gateway for?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
High School 0.0%0
Undergraduate
100.0%2
Graduate 0.0%0
Other (please specify)0
11. Was the CIPRES Science Gateway beneficial for your teaching?
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611
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
100.0%2
No 0.0%0
12. Did the CIPRES Science Gateway make it possible for you to do something that would otherwise have been difficult or impossible?
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611
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
100.0%2
No 0.0%0
If you answered yes, please describe what features were useful
 
1
13. Were you satisfied with your experience with the CIPRES Science Gateway for delivering curriculuum?
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611
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
100.0%2
No 0.0%0
14. Please help us improve by providing suggestions for how we could improve CIPRES for your class next time around.
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612
 Response
Count
 1
15. For what level class did you use the CIPRES Gateway?
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581
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
High School
6.3%2
Undergraduate
34.4%11
Graduate
50.0%16
Other (please specify)
 
9.4%3
16. Were you able to complete your class assignment?
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581
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
96.9%31
No
3.1%1
If you answered no, please let us know if it was a CIPRES issue
 
1
17. Is there anything we can do to improve your experience with CIPRES?
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606
 Response
Count
 7
18. Which best describes your current position:
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93
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
High School Student
0.4%2
Undergraduate student
3.7%19
Graduate student
38.7%201
Postdoctoral researcher
26.3%137
Professor
14.4%75
Staff Scientist
12.7%66
Other (please specify)
 
3.8%20
19. Which best describes the work you are doing:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Research/Teaching at a US institution
42.7%222
Research/Teaching outside the US, but I am collaborating with a US researcher, or my company has a US presence
16.9%88
Research/Teaching outside the US with no current US collaborator
37.3%194
Other
3.1%16
If you answered other, please specify
 
16
20. Please tell us where you receive funding for your research (please check all that apply)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
US National Science Foundation (NSF)
32.7%170
US National Institutes of Health
3.8%20
US Department of Agriculture
3.5%18
eScience
1.0%5
Other (please specify the name/nationality of your funding agency)
 
68.1%354
21. Please provide any suggestions or comments about how the CIPRES Science Gateway can better meet your needs.
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527
 Response
Count
 86