NEON Bioarchive Survey

We have designed the following survey to obtain a better sense of your priorities for the NEON bioarchive and to inform its ultimate design and operation.  Please complete this survey by Tuesday, 9 May 2017.  Direct any questions to Dave Tazik, NEON Science Operations, at dtazik@battelleecology.org or 720-746-4841

How familiar/knowledgeable are you with NEON (www.neonscience.org)?

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* 1. How familiar/knowledgeable are you with NEON (www.neonscience.org)?

What is your level of interest in the NEON Bioarchive?

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* 2. What is your level of interest in the NEON Bioarchive?

Rank the following items from 1 (highest priority) to 7 (lowest priority)

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* 3. Rank the following items from 1 (highest priority) to 7 (lowest priority)

Would you prefer a single centralized bioarchive facility or a network of regional facilities?

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* 4. Would you prefer a single centralized bioarchive facility or a network of regional facilities?

Should NEON samples/specimens be integrated with existing collections or held separately in whatever facilities are utilized?

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* 5. Should NEON samples/specimens be integrated with existing collections or held separately in whatever facilities are utilized?

From a researchers perspective, what would you consider to be a reasonable turnaround time for loan requests?

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* 6. From a researchers perspective, what would you consider to be a reasonable turnaround time for loan requests?

What do you consider a reasonable timeframe from receipt of samples at a bioarchive facility to the time samples are available for research use?

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* 7. What do you consider a reasonable timeframe from receipt of samples at a bioarchive facility to the time samples are available for research use?

If your institution were to accept NEON samples and specimens, how concerned would you be about the following terms and conditions?

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* 8. If your institution were to accept NEON samples and specimens, how concerned would you be about the following terms and conditions?

  No Concern Little concern Neutral Some concern Considerable concern N/A
Transfer of ownership
Accepting samples from National Park Service lands
Destructive use of samples/specimens
Annual reporting on use of NEON samples/specimens
Integration of material into the institutions regular collections
Accession turnaround times
Loan request fulfillment turnaround time
Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns?

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* 9. Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns?

With which of NEON's technical working groups would you consider yourself most closely associated? (www.neonscience.org/science-design/advisory-groups ) -- Choose up to three.

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* 10. With which of NEON's technical working groups would you consider yourself most closely associated? (www.neonscience.org/science-design/advisory-groups ) -- Choose up to three.

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