You are invited to participate in a research study entitled Preserving avian DNA from the wild: your experience of blood sampling, DNA extraction and storage. This study is carried out by Irene Di Lecce, Joanna Sudyka and Marta Szulkin from the University of Warsaw, Poland, and by David F. Westneat from the University of Kentucky, USA.

The purpose of this survey is to assess common practices used in field collection and storage of avian blood samples and DNA extracts. 

This online survey is split into 3 sections, and will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time by emailing Irene at You do not have to answer any questions you do not want to.
If you would like to take the survey multiple times to share your experience from multiple projects, please re-take the survey - such  an option will be possible as soon as you finish any round of replies.

We believe there are no known risks associated with this research study; however, as with any online related activity the risk of a breach is always possible. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential, and digital data will be stored in secure computer files. Any report of this research that is made available to the public during seminars, conferences or in publications will not include your name or any other individual information by which you could be identified. In other words, compiled results will be entirely anonymous. If you have questions, fell free to contact Irene at the email address provided above.

Completing the questionnaire below indicates that you are 18 years of age or older, and indicates your consent to participate in this survey.
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