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This is the email draft for recruiting participants in the Use Case Study 2007.

Survey invitation, EVOLDIR survey 2008

TO: EVOLDIR

SUBJECT: Other: evolutionary biology data

Dear colleagues,

Together with a consortium of evolutionary biology journals and scientific societies, NESCent and the MRC are studying attitudes and practices in data sharing among evolutionary biologists. We are inviting all evoldir readers (including students, postdocs, educators and senior researchers) to help in this effort by completing a short survey: http://datadryad.org/survey/.

We estimate that the survey will take less than 20 minutes of your time. Your responses are critical for guiding the design of the next generation of supplemental data archives for evolutionary biology. In addition, the first fifty respondents will be eligible for a drawing for a new 4GB iPod nano. Responses must be received by April 16th, 2008.

We thank you in advance for your participation, and look forward to seeing your responses.

Todd Vision Associate Director for Informatics, U.S. National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) http://www.nescent.org

Jane Greenberg Director, Metadata Research Center (MRC) School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://www.ils.unc.edu/mrc/