EarthCube Survey

Thank you for Completing the EarthCube End-User Survey!

the survey is now closed


Please Help EarthCube

The NSF has funded a social science study of the multi-disciplinary research and cyber support associated with EarthCube – now and over time – so as to better enable success across the earth sciences. It has the potential to be a groundbreaking study tracing how very complex communities such as ours advance to tackle the “grand challenge” and associated research questions facing our field.

We are writing to request your participation in this research by completing an on-line survey.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and all responses will be kept confidential. It is important to have as many workshop invitees as possible complete the survey before the workshop (even those invited, but who are unable to attend). Then, at the workshop, we will have preliminary survey responses to share.  It is a comprehensive survey, which takes about 25-30 minutes to complete.

You may have completed other surveys in advance of the workshop, but this is different from those surveys and is also important.  Please do inform us if you have completed the survey from the EarthCube website.  If you have questions about the survey or other aspects of the research on “stakeholder alignment for EarthCube,” you can contact the PI, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, at 217-979-2771 or

After the meeting, the researchers may follow up with a much shorter post-workshop survey.

As you know, our field is large and very complex in its makeup and that makes it all the more important to capture your views so that our interests will be documented and so that our needs can be best addressed.