Today, we have a guest blog post by Vickie Curtis, a research student in the UK's Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology. She's working with the Folding@home team to glean more feedback from donors.
Would you like to learn more about the Folding@home community and your contribution to it? I am a doctoral student at the Institute for Educational Technology at the Open University in the UK. I am looking at how digital technologies are changing the way scientists interact with members of the wider public, and I am particularly interested in online 'citizen science' projects such as Folding@home.
Folding@home is one of the longest-running and most successful online citizen science projects, and it would be great to know a little more about why people contribute to the Folding@home community, their views about the project, and about these types of project in general. I have prepared an online survey for participants, which should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. The feedback will be shared with the Folding@home team and may help them to make improvements to the project. I will also share the findings with you via the website and blog.
All the information you supply will be kept on a secure server and not passed to any third parties. If you would like to take part, please follow the link below.