SCSC Survey 2019

A short survey to help us improve the club going forward
 
What is the Safety-Critical Systems Club?

The SCSC (scsc.uk) is the UK’s professional network and community for sharing and developing knowledge about safety-critical systems and services. It brings together engineers and specialists working across a wide variety of industries, academics researching in the field, providers of the tools and services that help develop and assure the systems, and the regulators who oversee safety. Through working groups, publications, seminars, tutorials, a website, and at the annual Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, the club provides opportunities for members to network and learn from each other’s experience in working hard at the accidents that don’t happen. It focuses on current and emerging practices in safety engineering, software engineering, human factors, data safety and standards and guidance.

What does the SCSC do?

The SCSC maintains a website (scsc.uk), which includes a diary of events, working group areas and directories of tools and services. It publishes a regular newsletter, Safety Systems, several times a year. It organises seminars, workshops and training on general matters or specific subjects of current concern. Since 1993 it has organised the annual Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS) where leaders in different aspects of safety, from different industries, including consultants, regulators and academics, meet to exchange information and experience, with the papers published in a proceedings volume. The SCSC supports industry working groups; currently there are five active groups covering the areas of: Assurance Cases, Security Informed Safety, Data Safety, Autonomous Systems Safety and Service Assurance. These working groups provide a focus for discussions within industry and produce new guidance materials. The SCSC carries out all these activities to support its mission: 
... to raise awareness and facilitate technology transfer in the field of safety-critical systems ...
 
There will be a draw with prizes, including: one free day at SSS'20, one free place at a seminar or tutorial and three annual memberships. To enter the draw please complete this survey and leave contact details.
 
The information provided in this survey will only be used to direct the future activities of the SCSC. It will be retained internally for no more than six months and will not be shared with any third parties. 
 
The contact details in Question 1 may be used to help us analyse the results. They may also be used to make contact with you if further elaboration of responses is required.

(Purple text is aimed at non-members of the SCSC)

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* 1. Please enter your contact details
(Optional. An email address is needed to enter the draw.)

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* 2. What is your age? (optional)

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* 3. What sector(s) do you mainly work in?

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* 4. What are your current roles?

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* 5. Are you currently a member of the SCSC?

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* 6. Club relevance to me and my work

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* 7. Have you attended an SCSC event scsc.uk/events (Seminar, Tutorial, Symposium, Senior Leadership Forum) in the last 2 years?

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* 8. How do you rate SCSC events?

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* 9. Do you have any comments about SCSC events?
(What would you like to see in SCSC events?)

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* 10. How do you rate the SCSC Newsletter scsc.uk/newsletter ?

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* 11. Any comments about past issues of the SCSC Newsletter (a new one is in preparation)?
(What would you like to see in a systems safety newsletter?)

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* 12. Are you a member of an SCSC Working Group scsc.uk/groups
Current Working Groups are:
ACWG - Assurance Cases
DSIWG - Data Safety Initiative
SAWG - Service Assurance
SASWG - Safety of Autonomous Systems
SISWG - Security Informed Safety

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* 13. Any comments on the SCSC Working Groups?
(What should these WG be doing and how should they do it?)

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* 14. How do you rate the SCSC website scsc.uk ?

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* 15. Any comments or suggestions for the current SCSC website?

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* 16. How useful are SCSC publications to you scsc.uk/publications (publications include the Symposium Proceedings and Guidance from Working Groups)?

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* 17. Any comments on existing SCSC publications?
(What publications should the SCSC be producing and in what format?)

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* 18. How useful are SCSC communications (includes mailshots, website and the SCSC LinkedIn group)?

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* 19. What sort of communications would you prefer from the SCSC?

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* 20. Any comments on SCSC communications?
(Non-members: How should an organisation like the SCSC communicate with its membership?)

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* 21. Does the SCSC cover stakeholders in Systems/Functional Safety?

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* 22. Any comments on SCSC stakeholder coverage? Does the SCSC cover your sector and role?

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* 23. Overall: Does the club provide what you want from a professional network? Does it meet your expectations?

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* 24. Overall: Is the club good value for money?
(Individual membership for a year is currently £95. Membership includes the Newsletter, full access to the website and a reduction in event costs.)

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* 25. The Future: What could the club do to improve? How could it meet your expectations and aspirations?

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* 26. The Future: Are there any areas / media / technologies where the club should do more?

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* 27. You are welcome to make any further comments which would help us to be more useful and relevant to you.
If you would like to follow up anything in this survey, please contact:
mike.parsons@scsc.uk or alex.king@scsc.uk

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