* 1. Is this the first time you visited the primary database?

* 2. How likely is it for you to visit the website again?

* 3. What best describes your field of work?

* 4. With which crop or plant species are you working? (Multiple answers are allowed)

* 5. What is the main reason you use the Primary Database

* 6. Does the Primary Database serve the purpose of your main interest?

* 7. If you could not find information or could not fullill the main purpose of your visit to the primary database, would you mind telling us, what that was?

* 8. How easy is it to find information on the Primary Database website?

* 9. What is your general impression about the webiste?

  Completely doesn't meet my expectation Doesn't meet my expectation Somewhat meets expectation Meets expectation Exceeds my expectation can't judge
Goal Oriented
Informative
Visually pleasing
User Friendly

* 10. How useful do you rate the following features for your research?

  Very useful Useful In principle useful but has usability issues Not useful I never used this ressource
Sequence Tools (e.g. BLAST)
Sequence Visualization (Greencard)
EMBOSS Tools
Map Tools and Viewer
Proteomics data

* 11. How USEFUL do you rate the information within the primary database for the following plants?

  very useful somewhat useful not useful not applicable/can't judge
Arabidopsis
barley
grape
poplar
potato
rapeseed
rice
rye
wheat

* 12. How EASY do you think it is to access information pertaining to the following plants?

  very easy easy medium somewhat difficult difficult not applicable
Arabidopsis
barley
grape
poplar
potato
rapeseed
rice
rye
wheat

* 13. Please tell us how you think we can improve the Primary Database? We are happy about any suggestions or examples about other databases or websites that you consider especially user friendly or intuitive.

* 14. Where do you think the primary database should improve in the future?

  Very Important Important Somehwat Important Less Important Not important
Usability
Data Integration
Standalone version
Tools for Omics data evaluation
Improved SNP support
User Training
Curated Data (e.g. Literature)
Portal Functions for e.g. certain crops
Better Phenotype Integration

* 15. The Primary Database will include additional information pertaining to gene annotation e.g. from the MapMan and Aramemnon projects and from the literature. If this had to be restricted to either certain pathways or certain organisms due to restricted funding what would you prefer?

* 16. If you had to pay for certain services of the primary database which service would you be willing to pay for?

  I would not want to pay <100€ /year <1000€/ year >1000€/year
Additional curated Genedata
Curated Maps
User Support
Data Evaluation
Downloadable Omics Data Tools
Downloadable Database

* 17. If you have some final comments, we would be glad to have your input:

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