Tuesday, May 19, 2009

FOI survey launched for voluntary organisations and campaign groups

The Scottish Information Commissioner is supporting the University of Strathclyde to undertake a three-year research study, which aims to explore the extent to which campaign groups and voluntary organisations in Scotland and the UK make use of freedom of information (FOI) legislation.

The University of Strathclyde's research questionnaire has now been launched, and representatives of voluntary sector organisations, campaign groups, community activists or other civil society organisations are invited to take a few minutes to complete it.

The survey contains a small number of questions relating to your own experience - or lack of experience - requesting and receiving information from public bodies. It should take around five minutes to complete, and a report from the survey will be published by the University of Strathclyde on this web-page in the Autumn. The information you provide will also help the Scottish Information Commissioner in his ongoing development of resources for the voluntary sector.

You can participate in the survey at: http://tinyurl.com/strathclyde-survey

Details of The Civil Society Research Project - http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/home/SICResources/ResourcesCivil.asp

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