ALMA Cycle 3 User Survey Results

Published: 05 Oct 2015
ALMA Operations Site, Chajnantor

The fourth ALMA user survey was conducted between the 1 May and 1 June 2015. A total of 536 users (representing 15% of the users who were sent the questionnaire and 44% of the Cycle 3 PIs) responded to the survey. This survey focused on topics related to proposal preparation and submission, including interaction with the ARC / ARC nodes for ALMA proposal preparation and usability of tools such as the ALMA Science Portal or the helpdesk. A summary is available.

In addition to the overall ratings, users provided numerous comments related to the tools used for proposal preparation and submission. These comments are currently undergoing analysis and will be taken into account to improve the tools and procedures in future cycles. The ALMA Observatory sincerely thanks all users who took the time to answer this survey and provide valuable comments.