1. About this survey...

 
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Dear Volunteer,

We understand you have been involved in volunteer computing projects and have kindly offered some of your resources to projects, whether CPU power, teaching and/or mentoring skills.

We would appreciate if you could tell us a little bit about you and why you decided to participate in volunteer computing. Your responses, combined with others involved in the projects can help us understand more about making volunteer computing and future projects more effective.

Regarding confidentiality: we will treat in a confidential fashion any personal answers, contact details, etc., which serve solely the project and its evaluation and will not be used in any other way or communicated to third parties. If you provide us with your contact details, we will send you information about the results of the study.

Many thanks and kind regards,

ICVolunteers Team
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ICVolunteers is a non-profit organization working with volunteers. It is an official partner and co-organizer of the Africa@home project. For more information, see http://www.icvolunteers.org and http://www.africaathome.org.

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1. How did you FIRST hear about volunteer computing? (Choose one answer)

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2. What MOTIVATED you to get involved in volunteer computing? (Choose all that apply)

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1. To acquire professional experience
2. To get to know people and build a personal network
3. To learn and acquiring new skills
4. To share knowledge acquired over the years
5. To keep involved: wanting to remain involved after retirement
6. Credits: to obtain credits as a sign of contribution
7. Solidarity: wanting to give to a community and human beings in need
8. Cause: getting involved for a particular cause
9. Personal reasons: because of past experience, friends involved, personal satisfaction, enjoyment
10. Self-expression and empowerment: to have an opportunity to interact, express ideas

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3. What CONVINCED you that contributing to volunteer computing projects was a good idea?

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4. How did you participate? (Choose all that apply)

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5. If you offered CPU power of your computer(s), please specify the number of computers you were able to connect to BOINC (Choose one)

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6. Which project(s) did you contribute to? (Choose all that apply)

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7. What kind of computer platform do you use? (Choose all that apply)

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8. What factor KEPT you involved? (Choose all that apply)

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9. What were the reasons for your dissatisfaction with BOINC, if any?

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10. How do you think volunteer computing systems could be improved?

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11. What kinds of online services did you use for your involvement in BOINC? (Choose all that apply)

At the end, we would much appreciate if you take a few moments to complete the following personal questions. Note that we treat your answer confidentially.

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12. Your name and contact details (optional):

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13. Your age:

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14. Your occupation:

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15. Your country(ies)...

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16. What is your average monthly expenses for Internet and mobile phone? (optional)

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17. What is your average monthly income? (optional)

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18. Do you have any general comments, ideas, suggestions?

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