This is a draft survey designed to collect information about the structure, operation, and funding of UK imaging facilities. Our hope is that the data will provide a factual basis for promoting best practice, tuning the structure of BioImagingUK, and influencing science funding policy.
The first section (Your Facility) recapitulates the questions behind figures 2 and 3 of Fernando-May et al. ( Mic Res & Tech 79:463–479 (2016)) to facilitate direct comparison between German and UK LM imaging facilities.
The next section goes beyond these typical operational questions to probe how facilities are structured, funded, and reviewed.
The final section aims to collect information about facility managers themselves, and includes questions on salary and career trajectory loosely modelled on a recent survey of
London LM facility mangers. The survey results will be strictly anonymised and treated with confidence.