2013 GMOD Survey

Thank you for participating in the 2013 Generic Model Organism Database (GMOD) community survey!

The GMOD project provides free, open-source bioinformatics software and support to a huge, diverse community of users around the globe. This survey aims to find out how you are using GMOD, what you find useful (or otherwise), what support you need, and some information on the GMOD components you use. The responses gathered in this survey will help us to serve our user community more effectively and to suggest future directions for the GMOD project.

Participants who enter an email address will be entered into a prize draw; the winner can choose between a Journey Through Your DNA genetic testing kit from 23andMe or a $50 Amazon gift voucher.

The survey will be open until March 8th, 2013. The survey results will be discussed at the 2013 GMOD Community Meeting in Cambridge, UK , and documented on the GMOD wiki.

This survey should take about ten minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and completely confidential, and responses will not be identified by individual. All questions are optional, but the more information you give, the better we are able to serve our community.

Navigating the survey

The survey is split into two sections; the first has more general questions, and the second has questions on specific GMOD components.

We recommend that you enable JavaScript in your browser to enable paging through the survey. Use the page numbers or the "Prev" and "Next" links to navigate between pages, and click the "Submit" button on the last page of each section to submit your responses.

After completing the two survey sections, you have the option to submit your name and email address for entry into a draw to win a genome test from 23andMe. Your email address will not be connected to your survey responses or used for any other purpose.


If you have any questions or technical issues with the survey, please contact Amelia Ireland at help@gmod.org .

Thank you for your help!

Amelia Ireland, GMOD Community Support

About You

Your GMOD Usage

GMOD Help Desk

Answering user questions: providing helpful and timely answers to help queries
GMOD website: maintaining the GMOD website and making it useful and relevant for the GMOD community
Education: providing online and in person training on GMOD and components
Outreach and community building: spreading the words about GMOD; encouraging an active community of GMOD developers and users
Developer support: enhancing documentation, integration and beta testing services; bridging the developer-user gap
Answering user questions
GMOD website
Outreach and community building
Developer support


See the Training and Outreach section on the GMOD wiki for GMOD tutorials and training opportunities.

GMOD Community Meetings

How well organized was the meeting?
How useful was the meeting?

Click submit to continue to the second part of the survey.