We would welcome your feedback on whether an online Research Portal for Scottish Archaeology would be beneficial to you and be used by you. 

The portal would help link researchers with archaeological projects. Initially, it could include unfinished HES-sponsored projects that need to be brought to completion but the long term vision could be for a national resource where unfinished projects or outstanding research questions could be matched with those wishing to undertake research.

This could include community groups, postgraduate and undergraduate students, professional researchers and contractors. There could also be an opportunity for local people and groups to let the wider archaeological community know what questions they would like to see answered about their local heritage.

Please help us consider whether this project would be worth pursuing by answering this short questionnaire.

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Photograph of a community excavation reproduced with permission of Tom Dawson

<span style="font-size: 8pt;">Photograph of a community excavation reproduced with permission of Tom Dawson</span>
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The purpose of our survey is to gather views on delivering research in archaeology as part of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy. The information you provide within this survey is non attributable. If you decide to include identifiable personal information in your responses, this will be removed from any subsequent data held once the survey is closed.

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Feedback from this survey will be used to help us understand whether an online Research Portal for Scottish Archaeology would be beneficial to you and be used by you. Your feedback may be aggregated and presented as graphs and it may be looked at indvidually to help us understand who would use an online portal like this. The information you provide in this survey will be used solely for these purposes.

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