Our survey of researchers in academia, held in September 2014, has helped us to understand researchers’ collaborative practices and interests and will help inform future developments of the Piirus service. We asked both members and non-members of Piirus to take 5 minutes of their time to complete the survey, and now we are sharing the results through this blog in the form of infographics. Our collaboration infographic has already been posted.
We held a prize draw for survey respondents, offering a £50 Amazon voucher as a prize.
Our prize draw winner was selected at random from all survey respondents on 2nd October 2014 and we are delighted to announce that the prize has now been accepted by our lucky prize winner, Denisse Rodriguez Olivari, a doctoral student at King’s College London.
Denisse Rodriguez Olivari is one of Piirus’ members, a part of our growing community of researchers who have created their quick & simple profiles in order to foster collaborative opportunities with other researchers.
Thank you to all who took the time to respond. Our survey results tell us that 94% of researchers are interested in an interdisciplinary collaboration, and for 91% of researchers, collaboration is important because it can help to support research impact. Over half of Piirus users have a project in mind for which they are seeking collaborators.
Post by Jenny Delasalle, Piirus blog editor.
Jenny Delasalle is the editor of the Piirus Blog. Jenny is a freelance copywriter and librarian, currently based in Berlin, Germany. This means that she works collaboratively and remotely with the rest of the Piirus team. Jenny is interested in scholarly communications, bibliometrics, copyright and many other things besides and blogs and tweets as herself. Jenny previously worked at the University of Warwick Library in support of researchers at Warwick, for a number of years as well as at other UK university libraries, before that!