The University of Leeds is conducting a survey to determine the barriers to realizing the value of open government data. According to the survey website, “The University of Leeds, Socio-technical Centre and Centre for Integrated Energy Research, are conducting a research project on realising the value of open government data. This survey plays a key role in the project and focuses on developing understanding of: the potential barriers to improving the supply of open government data; the potential barriers to increasing the use of open data; and approaches to overcoming these potential barriers. By participating in this survey and providing your viewpoint you will be helping to shape policy, research and the wider dialogue on open data.”

It continues, “Participating in this survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes, depending on the level of detail of your responses. On the final page of the survey you can enter a draw to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers, and request a copy of the publication summarising the results of this survey (available from July 2013). We welcome responses from across the private, public and not for profit sectors, and academia and civil society. Both from within the UK and internationally. You do not need a detailed knowledge of open data to take part. The survey is for those new to open data and experts alike. Participation in the research is entirely voluntary. Whilst completing the survey you may withdraw at anytime by closing the browser window; data collected from partially completed surveys will be subsequently deleted by the research team. After completing the survey you may withdraw at any time by contacting the research team (contact details below).”

Learn more and participate here.

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