State-wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams (SWIFFT) network is an initiative supported by the Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) at Federation University Australia and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to advance citizen science by facilitating awareness and knowledge sharing in relation to biodiversity conservation and threatened species for South Eastern Victoria.
CeRDI has received funding from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust to redevelop the SWIFFT website which will enable users of the site to access complex data sets at a single point of entry.
Research is also being undertaken about the current website functionality and accessibility, seeking feedback about the website’s redevelopment, and how it can better engage the community around biodiversity conservation. The findings will be then be used to inform the website redevelopment ensuring that SWIFFT continues to offer individuals, community members, conservation managers and representatives from the research community and industry with easy access to information about threatened species and communities, and biodiversity conservation.
This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and the information you share will provide important insights about the website. If you do not complete and submit your responses within 30 minutes from when you open it you risk losing all your data. If you don't believe that you can complete this online survey within 30 minutes you can request a Microsoft Word version of this survey to complete it offline. The data will also be used by the project team to prepare academic journal articles and conference papers to inform national and international knowledge about the SWIFFT website. The collated data may also be shared via a report to the SWIFFT project partners and the funding organisation.
This project has received approval from Federation University Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number: 17-144) and the Plain Language Information Statement is available to review in full.
For further details about this research please contact Robert Milne on (03) 5327 9488.