2007 International Biocuration Meeting Survey
1. What is your role/title with biological databases?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Curator
56.1%32
Faculty/Group Leader
17.5%10
Research scientist
8.8%5
Postdoc
3.5%2
Student
1.8%1
Programmer
7.0%4
Funding agency representative 0.0%0
Journal representative 0.0%0
Teacher 0.0%0
view commentOther (please specify)
5.3%3
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2. How satisfied were you with:
 1 very satisfied2345 not satisfiedN/ARating
Average
Response
Count
meeting overall?67.2% (39)22.4% (13)6.9% (4)3.4% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.4758
quality of talks?37.9% (22)46.6% (27)13.8% (8)0.0% (0)1.7% (1)0.0% (0)1.8158
quality of posters?41.4% (24)36.2% (21)13.8% (8)5.2% (3)0.0% (0)3.4% (2)1.8258
quality of food and housing?63.8% (37)24.1% (14)5.2% (3)3.4% (2)3.4% (2)0.0% (0)1.5958
venue for presentation?51.7% (30)36.2% (21)10.3% (6)1.7% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.6258
cost of the meeting?21.1% (12)40.4% (23)22.8% (13)12.3% (7)3.5% (2)0.0% (0)2.3757
length of the meeting?50.9% (29)31.6% (18)10.5% (6)3.5% (2)3.5% (2)0.0% (0)1.7757
dates of the meeting?48.3% (28)39.7% (23)8.6% (5)0.0% (0)3.4% (2)0.0% (0)1.7158
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3. Was there adequate:
 YesNoResponse
Count
balance between posters and talks?98.2% (55)1.8% (1)56
time for discussion for talks?69.6% (39)30.4% (17)56
time for discussion during the meeting?73.2% (41)26.8% (15)56
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4. Please indicate the quality/usefulness of the following sessions and workshops:
 1 most useful2345 least usefulDid not attendRating
Average
Response
Count
Literature Collection and Curation38.6% (22)36.8% (21)7.0% (4)1.8% (1)3.5% (2)12.3% (7)1.8057
Genome Sequence Annotation and Comparative Genomics24.1% (14)37.9% (22)20.7% (12)5.2% (3)3.4% (2)8.6% (5)2.1958
Genome Annotation Workshop15.8% (9)14.0% (8)3.5% (2)7.0% (4)3.5% (2)56.1% (32)2.2857
Curation Standards and Best Curation Practices Workshop42.1% (24)26.3% (15)8.8% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)22.8% (13)1.5757
Ontology Development20.7% (12)29.3% (17)29.3% (17)10.3% (6)1.7% (1)8.6% (5)2.3858
Functional Genomics Data Curation16.1% (9)44.6% (25)26.8% (15)3.6% (2)0.0% (0)8.9% (5)2.2056
Collaboration Between Journal Publishers and Database Curators Workshop53.4% (31)12.1% (7)5.2% (3)1.7% (1)0.0% (0)27.6% (16)1.3858
Best Practices in Ontology Development Workshop21.1% (12)22.8% (13)8.8% (5)1.8% (1)0.0% (0)45.6% (26)1.8457
Community Curation38.6% (22)36.8% (21)15.8% (9)1.8% (1)0.0% (0)7.0% (4)1.7957
Training/Professional Development Posters20.0% (11)25.5% (14)23.6% (13)9.1% (5)3.6% (2)18.2% (10)2.4055
Database Tools Posters19.3% (11)49.1% (28)12.3% (7)8.8% (5)0.0% (0)10.5% (6)2.1257
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5. Please indicate the level of your interest in the following sessions and workshops:
 1 most interesting2345 least interestingRating
Average
Response
Count
Literature Collection and Curation59.6% (34)19.3% (11)17.5% (10)0.0% (0)3.5% (2)1.6857
Genome Sequence Annotation and Comparative Genomics33.3% (19)29.8% (17)24.6% (14)7.0% (4)5.3% (3)2.2157
Genome Annotation Workshop21.4% (12)14.3% (8)39.3% (22)10.7% (6)14.3% (8)2.8256
Curation Standards and Best Curation Practices Workshop66.7% (38)12.3% (7)14.0% (8)5.3% (3)1.8% (1)1.6357
Ontology Development36.8% (21)29.8% (17)22.8% (13)5.3% (3)5.3% (3)2.1257
Functional Genomics Data Curation32.1% (18)39.3% (22)23.2% (13)5.4% (3)0.0% (0)2.0256
Collaboration Between Journal Publishers and Database Curators Workshop74.1% (43)13.8% (8)5.2% (3)6.9% (4)0.0% (0)1.4558
Best Practices in Ontology Development Workshop31.6% (18)29.8% (17)22.8% (13)8.8% (5)7.0% (4)2.3057
Community Curation53.6% (30)35.7% (20)5.4% (3)5.4% (3)0.0% (0)1.6356
Training/Professional Development Posters19.6% (11)32.1% (18)26.8% (15)16.1% (9)5.4% (3)2.5556
Database Tools Posters32.7% (18)40.0% (22)20.0% (11)7.3% (4)0.0% (0)2.0255
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6. How effective did you find the following workshop formats:
 1 most effective2345 least effectiveRating
Average
Response
Count
entire workshop presented by one person13.3% (6)26.7% (12)24.4% (11)8.9% (4)26.7% (12)3.0945
multiple short talks format for workshops29.1% (16)49.1% (27)10.9% (6)7.3% (4)3.6% (2)2.0755
short talks followed by panel/group discussion65.4% (34)23.1% (12)9.6% (5)0.0% (0)1.9% (1)1.5052
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7. How did you hear about this meeting? (Choose all that apply)
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
E-mail notification
64.3%36
Website
25.0%14
Journal article
1.8%1
view commentOther (please specify)
30.4%17
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8. Would you come to a future meeting?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
89.7%52
Maybe
10.3%6
No (Reasons:) 0.0%0
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9. Which of the following day-long workshops (to be held the day before or after the future biocuration meeting) would be most useful to you?
 1 most useful2345 least usefulRating
Average
Response
Count
GO annotation methods and annotation consistency22.2% (12)27.8% (15)27.8% (15)11.1% (6)11.1% (6)2.6154
Database tools demonstrations and applications46.4% (26)26.8% (15)10.7% (6)12.5% (7)3.6% (2)2.0056
Fundamentals of ontology building and applications of ontologies24.5% (13)32.1% (17)18.9% (10)15.1% (8)9.4% (5)2.5353
Phylogenet analysis and/or orthology determination methods35.2% (19)25.9% (14)18.5% (10)13.0% (7)7.4% (4)2.3154
SQL (Structured Query Language) and Script writing 10136.4% (20)10.9% (6)18.2% (10)14.5% (8)20.0% (11)2.7155
Methods for searching/storing/compiling literature56.4% (31)25.5% (14)12.7% (7)5.5% (3)0.0% (0)1.6755
view commentOther (please specify)5
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10. Please add any comments or suggestions here.
 Response
Count
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