Presentation on theme: "Road Trip - 2004. Overview F2F interviews Goal: Grid projects need to better understand what users need: – More and more Grid projects – Success stories."— Presentation transcript:
Overview F2F interviews Goal: Grid projects need to better understand what users need: – More and more Grid projects – Success stories still few and far between Coverage: – Spoke with 25+ UK eScience projects – Attended several additional meetings http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~schopf/Talks/25proj- ahm-sept05.pdf
Methodology & Coverage Face to face interviews: – 7 sites - Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Reading – 45 people from over 30 projects – Mostly practitioners Online survey December 2006 to March 2007 – ~25 responses – 1/3 PIs, 1/3 management, 1/3 “workers” One day workshop at NeSC – ~30 attendees, mostly funders and PIs
Interviews Half hour to half day Variety of topics, concentration on current use and needs – What functionality the groups had tried in the past – What their applications need today from infrastructure – What functionality the groups were considering for near- future plans – What functionality the group thought was most important but lacking in today’s tools or services Didn’t use structured interview – Differences in background made this ineffective – Most interviews covered similar material
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