[Bioclusters] Bioinformatics (potential) needs assessment form?

Dan Bolser bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Wed, 18 Aug 2004 12:29:23 +0100 (BST)


Has anyone ever done a survey of bioinformatics needs for an
experimentalist (molecular biology) community?

I need to survey the (potential) bioinformatics needs of a group of
experimentalists with a wide range of bioinformatics knowledge (from 'some
in-depth specialist' through 'general' to 'none').

Ideally I would like to capture both what is currently being used, and
what would be really useful if it were being used. 

The problem is in the last case people may not know what could potentially
be helpful. i.e. they need training and/or the form needs to be
educational (gulp).

I would be very grateful if someone could point me at a stock form, and I
would be more than willing to help try to create such a stock form from
the condensed knowledge of this community.

Thanks very much for any assistance,