Survey launched about “Understanding researcher needs and values about software”

Software is as important as data when it comes to building upon existing scholarship. However, while there has been a small amount of research into how researchers find, adopt, and credit software, there is currently a lack of empirical data on how researchers use, share, and value software and computer code.

The UC Berkeley Library and the California Digital Library are investigating researchers perceptions, values, and behaviors around the software generated as part of the research process. If you are a researcher, we would appreciate if you could help us understand your current practices related to software and code by spending 10-15 minutes to complete our survey. We are aiming to collect responses from researchers across different disciplines. The answers of the survey will be collected anonymously.

Results from this survey will be used in the development of services to encourage and support the sharing of research software and to ensure the integrity and reproducibility of scholarly activity.

Take the survey now:

If you have any question about the study or a problem accessing the survey, please contact or

Note: This article is reprinted from the UC Berkeley Library article titled, Survey about “Understanding researcher needs and values about software”