[Users] Survey invitation for Code Review study on Einstein Toolkit project

Nasir Eisty neisty at crimson.ua.edu
Mon Aug 14 12:16:01 CDT 2017

Dear Einstein Toolkit developers,

As part of an NSF software award, we are planning to perform a study on
Software Engineering Practices for Computational Science and Engineering
(CSE) software development. The discipline of software engineering focuses
on developing techniques and tools to assist developers in efficiently
building high-quality and trustworthy software. Code review is one of the
important techniques of software engineering defined as a systematic
examination of computer source code which intends to find and remove
vulnerabilities in the initial development phase and improve software
quality. Our plan is to understand the practices, impacts and barriers of
code review technique in CSE software development. For this study, we are
considering the Einstein Toolkit, yt-project and Brown Dog projects as use

You are invited to participate in this research project because you are a
developer of the Einstein Toolkit project. Your participation in this
research study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you
decide to participate in this research survey, you may withdraw at any
time. If you decide not to participate in this study or if you withdraw
from participating at any time, you will not be penalized.

The procedure involves filling an online survey that will take
approximately 20 minutes. Your responses will be kept confidential, and we
do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address, or
IP address. The survey questions will be about how you review code, how
your code is being reviewed, what are the impacts and expectations, if
there are any challenges or barriers, and potential areas of improvement.

We will do our best to keep your information confidential. All data is
stored in an electronic format. To help protect your confidentiality, the
survey will not contain information that will personally identify you. The
results of this study will be used for scholarly purposes only, and may be
shared with related project personnel.

If you have any questions about the research study, please contact
Gabrielle Allen (gdallen at illinois.edu),  Roland Haas (rhaas at illinois.edu),
Nasir Eisty (neisty at crimson.ua.edu),   Jeffrey Carver (carver at cs.ua.edu),
Daniel S. Katz (dskatz at illinois.edu).

This research has been reviewed according to University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign IRB procedures for research involving human subjects. If
you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study or
any concerns or complaints, please contact the University of Illinois
Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at 217-333-2670
<(217)%20333-2670> or via email at irb at illinois.edu.

*Please click on the Survey Link
begin the survey. Please complete the survey by the end of Sunday, August

Thank you very much!

Best Regards,
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Nasir Uddin Eisty
*PhD Student*
*Department of Computer Science*
*University of Alabama*
*Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA*
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