You are being asked to participate in a research study in which the California Digital Library (CDL), the Public Library of Science (PLOS), and the Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) are investigating researcher attitudes towards potential metrics for datasets. 

If you decide to participate, we will record your responses from the following survey. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. No sensitive items are included in our survey, and therefore we do not anticipate that your participation poses any personal or professional risk.
Your responses will be recorded anonymously. However, the survey does solicit limited and optional demographic information that could potentially be used to identify respondents. Results will be compiled in a publication, presentation(s), and report(s).

There is no direct benefit to you anticipated from participation in this study. However, results from this study will be used in the development of services to encourage and support sharing of research data.

Your participation in this research is voluntary, and you may decline to participate without risk. While it is useful to be complete in your responses to the survey, you are free to withdraw from the survey at any time.

More information about this research project can be found at If you have further questions, please contact:
John Kratz
Postdoctoral Fellow
California Digital Library
415 20th St., 4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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