Qvain, the metadata tool for describing your datasets
This survey is intended for CSC's customers using Fairdata Service Qvain (offered by the Ministry of Education and Culture).

The purpose of the survey is to gather feedback of the Service, so please be as honest as you can. We appreciate ALL the feedback we can get (positive or negative)!

All responses will be handled as confidential, and the survey summary will not reveal your identity.
Because the survey is totally anonymous we won't be able to contact you, so please do not include questions you wish us to answer. In case you have questions or otherwise wish us to contact you, please contact us via our Customer Service (servicedesk (at) csc.fi).

If you are unfamiliar with a question, you may leave it unanswered.

Although the questions are in English, feel free to answer in Finnish or in English.

You can answer the survey as many times as you wish (for example to be used as frequent feedback method).

First some basic information about you


1. What is your role/title currently?

2. Does your work involve Research Data Management? (It can be just for your own Data/Research needs or for a larger group.)

3. What services do you currently use for storing your Research Data / Metadata and/or describing your datasets?

4. If you don't use Fairdata Services (IDA, Etsin, Metax, Qvain), why not?

Then questions about Qvain


Datasets can be described and published through the Qvain Service.

Published datasets are visible and findable in Etsin Service which enables you to find research datasets from all fields of science. 

Publishing can be done by descbiring your dataset in Qvain Service.

Qvain has two versions: Qvain and Qvain Light.

Qvain is a complex multi-tab form which offers the user ALL fields that the Reasearch Dataset Data model itself offers. Needs a bit more effort than Qvain Light but offers more ways to describe a dataset.



In next questions think ONLY Qvain (not Qvain Light)
 

5. How often do you use Qvain?

6. If you haven't used Qvain yet, are you planning to? If not, why?

7. Think of the usage of Qvain and answer the following statements by using a scale 1 = disagree, 6 = agree

If you have not used Qvain at all, you can skip the questions.
1 disagree
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6 agree
Qvain is easy to use and the metadata is easy to fill-in            
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In Qvain I can fill-in all the metadata I need (no fields missing)
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The dataset described in Qvain looks good in Etsin                  
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8. What is good in Qvain?

9. How could we improve Qvain as a Service?

Then questions about Qvain Light


Qvain Light is Simple 1-tab form which offers all the basic and most important fields to describe a dataset. Although there are a lot less fields than in Qvain, the datasets created with Qvain Light are as official and fulfill the requirements for a quality dataset. A dataset published with either one of the Qvain versions will be visible in Etsin and are editable with both Qvain versions.


10. How often do you use Qvain Light?

11. If you haven't used Qvain Light yet, are you planning to? If not, why?

12. Think of the usage of Qvain Light and answer the following statements by using a scale 1 = disagree, 6 = agree

If you have not used Qvain Light at all, you can skip the questions.
1 disagree
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6 agree
Qvain Light is easy to use and the metadata is easy to fill-in            
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Qvain Light fullfils my needs for describing my dataset(s)                 
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13. What is good in Qvain Light?

14. Qvain Light is a simplified tool to describe your datasets.  Are there fields, now in Qvain but not yet in Qvain Light, that you would like to be added into Qvain Light?

15. How else could we improve Qvain Light as a Service?

16. Would you rather use Qvain or Qvain Light to describe your dataset(s)?

17. Why?

Then we would like to hear WHATEVER you wish to tell us


18. Please, feel free to comment anything you want. The comment does not have to be related to Etsin or Qvains. Just feel free to write anything.