September 27, 2016
Greetings,
 
Thank you for your continued interest in the Third National Climate Assessment and USGCRP. We invite you to participate in this survey on how people and groups are using the report. As part of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Climate Assessment activities, Dantzker Consulting, LLC, has been contracted by North Carolina State University’s Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS/CICS-NC) to conduct a third-party, external evaluation of the Third National Climate Assessment Processes and Products to inform future assessments. New Knowledge Organization Ltd. is administering this survey as part of this effort. 
 
Please note: This survey is specific to the Third National Climate Assessment, released in May 2014, otherwise known as NCA3, and not other assessments.
 
Is this survey meant for me?
 
If you have used or have considered using the NCA3 report, either online or either of its printed Overview or Highlights digest documents, we invite you to participate. We are particularly interested in your brief response if you have chosen not to use the NCA3 in your work. If you have received this invitation more than once through a cross-posting or participated in our survey about your role as a developer of the NCA3, you may disregard this email.
   
Your input is valuable for the improvement of future National Climate Assessments.
 
We expect this survey to take no more than 5-10 minutes of your time. 
 
Voluntary Nature of Survey and Informed Consent: Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Your responses to survey questions are anonymous. Therefore, the risks associated with your participation are minimal. You can choose not to respond to any questions you do not wish to answer. Only completely de-identified data will be made available to NCICS/CICS-NC. If you have any questions regarding the rights of participants, you may contact Solutions IRB at reviews@solutionsirb.com855-226-4472, and reference IRB ID# 2016/04/20. 
 
Research Contact Information: If you have questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Rupu Gupta at New Knowledge Organization Ltd. by phone 347-766-3399 or by email at rgupta@newknowledge.org. You may also contact Dr. Heather Dantzker, Project Director, at 607-592-6040 or heather@dantzker.com.
 
To access the survey, please go to http://tinyurl.com/NCA3-Users-Survey
 
Sincerely,
 
Rupu Gupta, Ph.D., Co-PI
Heather Dantzker, Ph.D., Project Director


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