Laboratory Professionals Methods for Gathering Information

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As a Laboratory Professional you need to keep up-to-date information about the products you
use in your laboratory.  This is a very short survey on how you obtain this information. Your
answers are confidential.  No sales representative will contact you.

Please complete the survey by September 22, 2009 to be entered in the drawing for a Garmin GPS
or 1 of 2 Amazon.com gift certificates (one valued at $75 and one valued at $50).

Thank you for your help!


1.  Which of the following sources do you use to get information about products
you use in the laboratory?  Mark one per line.
  Always
5
4 3 2 Never
1
Advertising in printed publications
Advertising in online publications
Technical articles
Web searches
Other (specify)
 



2.  How frequently do you read the following printed publications?
Mark one per line.
  Always Read Read Regularly Read Very Irregularly Never Read
American Laboratory
Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN)
Lab Manager
Laboratory Equipment
LC/GC
R&D
Spectroscopy
Drug Discovery & Development
Other (specify)
Other (specify)



3.  How frequently do you read each of the following types of articles?
Mark one per line.
  Always
5
4 3 2 Never
1
Industry news
Industry trends
Information on regulations
Letters to the Editor
Technical information
Other (specify)
 



4.  Which of the following manufacturers do you use for
products in your laboratory?  Mark all that apply.
 
Applied Biosystems
Biotage
Bruker
Dionex
GE Healthcare
GL Sciences
Invitrogen
ISCO/Teledyne
LECO
Mettler-Toledo
Sigma Aldrich
TA Instruments
VWR


5.  How many of the following products do you use in your laboratory?  Mark the number
for each line.
  Number of Instruments
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >10
AA Spectrometer
Chromatography Data Handling
Electrochemistry
Electrophoresis
Fluorescence & Luminescence
GC
GC-MS
HPLC
ICP-OES
ICP-MS
Infrared (FT-IR)
Ion Chromatograph
LC-MS
LIMS
Mass Spectrometer
NIR
NMR
Raman Spectrometer
Sequencers
Supercritical Fluid Chromatography
Surface Analysis
Thermal Analyzers
UV/Vis
Water Purification Systems
X-ray
Other (specify)
Laboratory equipment (e.g., ovens,
incubators, pipettes, balances)



About You
6.  Which of the following best describes your job function?
Mark only one.
Lab Manager/Director
Section/Project Manager
Scientist
Engineer
Technician
University Professor/Instructor/Student
Corporate Management
Other (specify)  



7.  Which of the following best describes your department?
Mark only one.

Research
Development
Central Service Laboratory
QA/QC
Production
Process Control Monitoring
Management (not lab)
Purchasing
Teaching/Education
Other (specify)  



8.  Which of the following best describes your organization?
Mark only one.

Industry
Hospital
Government
College/University
Independent/Contract Lab
Other (specify)  



9.  What products or services does your organization provide?
Mark all that apply.

 
Agricultural Chemicals
Automotive/Defense/Aviation
Basic Research (not product related)
Bio-Pharmaceuticals
Biotechnology Products
Clinical/Diagnostics
Consumer Products
Education
Electronic Instruments
Environmental/Water
Food/Beverages/Flavors
Forensics/Toxicology
Inorganic Chemicals
Metals/Metal Products
Organic Chemicals
Paper/Pulp
Petrochemicals
Petroleum
Non-Petroleum/Fuels/Energy
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals Generic/BioGeneric
Pigments and Dyes
Polymers/Paints/Coatings
Service Laboratory
Other (specify)
 



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