The EC has tasked PREFET with choosing the top 45 trends in Future and Emerging Technologies. Results of this survey will directly influence research funding policy at the European level for the coming years.
Also, by providing a detailed response to this survey, you:
Please take time to read the information here carefully and ask us if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information.
Joining this Survey is entirely up to you; you do not have to take part. If you decide to take part, we ask you to agree to this consent form by clicking next. If you agree to join, you may stop your participation at any time without any impact to you.
As a participant in the PREFET Survey on key emerging science-based technologies, you will be asked some questions on key trends towards the future of science and technology in the world in general and Europe in particular. We ask for answers to be objective and based on your expertise and deep knowledge.
In the first section, we ask for some statistical information that will help completing the perspective around the answers received: area of expertise and years of experience in the area, from which type of organisation has this experience been developed, gender, age and nationality.
After you have clicked NEXT and have agreed to this consent form, we will provide you access to the PREFET Survey. You will be able to answer the survey remotely. The questionnaire is divided into sections. Completing all sections will take about an hour.
We will use your User ID only for statistical analysis. We will anonymise and aggregate survey results.
Only PREFET consortium partners and the European Commission will have the right to look at survey records. You have the right to see your records and statistics.
Consortium partners may present the results of this survey at scientific meetings or in publications. However, your identity will not be disclosed at any time. The consortium will fully comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Questions: You are free to ask questions at any time. If you would like to know more about our research, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your participation in this survey is purely voluntary. You may refuse to join or withdraw at any time with no penalty.
Although we do not expect it to happen, we advise all participants that the survey could be cancelled at any time without their consent, either by the PREFET project management board or by the European Commission to which the consortium reports. Otherwise, the survey will run from 1 June 2019 to 13 November 2019.
Please note that, at the behest of the European Commission, the PREFET project co-ordinate will store your signed consent form for five years from the date of your signature.
If you would like to download a PDF file explaining these pre-validated trends in more detail before you begin, please click here
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