By Stuart Ryder
ESO collects feedback from its users in a number of ways:
In order to properly measure the impact that the ESO Strategic Partnership is having across a range of outputs including collaboration, public outreach, leveraging grants, etc., AAL conducts annual Australian ESO User Surveys, targeting the Principal Investigators who were allocated ESO time in the two most recently completed Periods.
The first such survey, covering Period 101 (Apr – Sep 2018) and Period 102 (Oct 2018 – Mar 2019), was conducted in the second half of April 2019. A total of 23 individual PIs were contacted, of whom 16 (70%) completed the survey. Some noteworthy conclusions from this survey are:
We thank everyone who took the time to complete this survey, which will help AAL focus its resources where they are most needed, and in the longer term assist in making the case to government for full ESO membership at the end of our Strategic Partnership.
Stuart Ryder is a Program Manager with AAL. Contact: [email protected]tronomyaustralia.org.au
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