Washington University School of Medicine

Surveys

One combined survey was developed to investigate genomic information needs and behaviors of basic science researchers, clinical research professionals, and healthcare professionals as they search for genetic/genomic information.

A second survey of support organizations in the Greater St. Louis region is being developed. This survey will help us begin to understand the genomic information behaviors and needs of community organizations and through them, the populations they serve.

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  • This survey will be open TBD

Background

Four specific populations are being surveyed:

  • basic science researchers
  • clinical research professionals (physicians, clinical research coordinators, etc.)
  • healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, etc.)
  • community organizations

The surveys were developed in cooperation with campus partners, and disseminated via established campus email lists and in coordination with departmental administrators.

Genomic Information Needs of Basic Science Researchers

Audience: Basic Science Researchers

Goals of the survey:

  1. Understand the current information seeking behaviors of the basic science researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.
  2. Measure awareness and satisfaction with Bioinformatics@Becker services
  3. Uncover any emerging needs which can be supported by the library through information resources or tools
  4. Understand any preferences researchers have for additional library services
  5. Discover the differences and similarities that may exist between target groups (i.e. basic science researchers, clinical research profesionals, healthcare professionals, and community organizations)

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Genomic Information Needs of  Clinical Research Professionals and Healthcare Professionals

Audience(s): Clinical Research Professionals, and Healthcare Professionals

Goals of the survey:

  1. Understand the current information seeking behaviors and needs of the clinical research professionals and healthcare professionals at Washington University in St. Louis and its affiliates.
  2. Uncover any emerging needs which can be supported by the library through information resources or tools
  3. Understand any preferences clinical research professionals and healthcare professionals have for additional library services
  4. Discover the differences and similarities that may exist between target groups (i.e. basic science researchers, clinical research professionals, healthcare professionals, and community organizations)
  5. Understand the way that clinical research professionals leverage information for animal or human studies
  6. Understand the role that information plays in accomplishing clinical research

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Genomic Information Needs of Community Organizations

Audience(s): Community Organizations

Goals of the survey:

  1. Understand the current information seeking behaviors and needs of community organizations, and through them, begin to understand those behaviors and needs in the populations they serve
  2. Uncover any emerging needs which can be supported by the library through information resources or tools
  3. Understand any preferences community organizations have for additional library services, or through them, understand any preferences held by populations they serve
  4. Discover the differences and similarities that may exist between target groups (i.e. basic science researchers, clinical research professionals, healthcare professionals, and community organizations)

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