This survey is being conducted by researchers from Birmingham City University and Manchester Metropolitan University. It is part of a project, funded by CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), to scope a vision for a sector-wide portal providing access to research and evidence for the information profession. For the purposes of this survey, the ‘information and knowledge sector’ includes libraries, archives, records, information management, knowledge management and data science.

We would be grateful if you could help with this research by taking a few minutes to answer the questions that follow. We would value your views on the uses and value of research and evidence in the sector. The survey should take around 5-7 minutes to complete. We will use the findings to produce a report that will be presented to CILIP. All responses will be treated in confidence and individuals will not be identified in our analysis. 

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah McNicol at