User Feedback Survey

OMB No.: 0925-0743

Expiration Date:  June 30, 2019
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* 1. Please provide your institutional affiliation.

* 2. What is your role at your institution?

* 3. How would you describe your primary expertise?

* 4. Please describe your familiarity with the following (with 1 being least familiar/ 10 being most familiar)

  1 - Not Familiar 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - Expert N/A
Bioinformatics tools – DNA-Seq
Bioinformatics tools – RNA-Seq
Bioinformatics tools – Arrays
TCGA data – Clinical
TCGA data – Variants (MAF/VCF)
TCGA data – DNA Sequence (e.g., BAM)
TCGA data – mRNA Sequence (e.g., FASTQ)
TCGA data – miRNA Sequence (e.g., BAM)
TCGA data – Copy Number Array
TCGA data – Gene Expression Array
TCGA data – Protein Expression
TCGA data – Methylation
TCGA data – Images (Diagnostic, Tissue, Radiological)
Command Line Utilities
Docker or other software portability tool
Local Compute Clusters
REST-based APIs

* 5. This survey is in response to work you performed on which Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) platform?
(Select only one - please complete a separate survey for each CGC platform you used)

* 6. What kinds of tasks did you perform?

* 8. Please rate the Cloud platform you used on the following functions.
(With 1 being the lowest / poorest rating and 10 being the highest / best)

  1 - Poor 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - Excellent N/A
Overall Usability
Analysis Framework
Cohort Selection
Data Upload
Tool Integration
Overall Performance
Tool Selection
Workflow Construction
Ease of Collaboration

* 9. Please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements.

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
The system improved my ability to store my analysis results/provenance in a reproducible manner so that the same method could be used with other data.
The system improved my ability to correlate patient’s molecular data with clinical data.
The system made it possible for me to run analyses which would have been difficult or time consuming otherwise.
My research benefited from insights I gained while using the system.

* 10. Which of these TCGA data sets did you use? (Select all that apply)

* 11. Which additional TCGA data sets would you like to access through this platform?  (Select all that apply)

* 15. Which of the following analyses did you perform?  (Select all that apply)

* 17. Are you willing to share pipelines/tools you have developed to the CGC?

* 18. What additional open source bioinformatics pipelines/tools would you like incorporated in the CGC?

* 19. Please add your comments about whether you would you use this platform again, and what tools and functions you found most useful.