Survey: evolving roles in academia

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Digital Science has created a global survey, designed to assess the evolving roles in academia, the challenges on the horizon, and the impact of technology and other external forces on these changes.

The survey aims to capture a comprehensive picture of the following evolving roles: academic leadership, library and information services, research management, research support and grant management, research security and compliance, and research impact and evaluation. 

The team at Digital Science is interested in learning about your experiences, perspectives, and predictions. By contributing your voice, you can help identify the key areas that need attention and innovation.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. It covers a range of topics, including:

  • Current Roles and Responsibilities: How have your roles and responsibilities evolved in recent years? What new roles have emerged, and what traditional roles are becoming obsolete?
  • Challenges and Opportunities: What are the most significant challenges you face in your role? What opportunities do you see for growth and development?
  • Impact of Technology: How is technology affecting your work? Which tools and platforms are you using, and how effective are they?
  • Future Predictions: What changes do you foresee in the next five to ten years? How do you think your role and the broader academic landscape will evolve?

Your responses will be anonymised and aggregated to ensure privacy and confidentiality. The findings from this survey will be shared with the academic community, providing valuable insights that can inform policy, practice, and innovation.

Take the survey here.