Survey results – W5982

Innovative and more traditional tools in your workflow and that of your peer group (Professor / Associate professor / Assistant professor)


Traditional tools (Trad)
Add no functionality compared to print era, except online accessibility
Modern tools (Mod)
Use scale and linking possibilities of the internet to increase speed and efficiency
Innovative tools (Inn)
Actually change ‘the way it’s always been done’ – e.g. user-driven, different business models, changes in the sequence of research activities, shifting stakeholder roles
Experimental tools (Exp)
Represent radical change, with sometimes uncertain technologies and outcomes; still under development

Tools were scored on a scale of 1 (traditional) to 4 (experimental); the chart shows average scores per workflow phase. Tools mentioned as ‘others’ are not included at this stage.

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