ESCALATOR community needs assessment
ESCALATOR is a programme developed by the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) to support the development of a community of practice around digital and computational research in Humanities and Social Sciences in South Africa.

We want to make this community accessible and welcoming and we want to develop a programme that addresses actual needs of our community members.

Please complete this form to help shape the programme. The questions are deliberately open ended because our community includes a wide range of stakeholders.

We will contact you directly about your submission.

For more information about the programme please visit our website at
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First name
What is your area of research, study, or work? *
The ESCALATOR programme are developed to support humanities and social sciences and all related fields. We expect our community members to include librarians, IT staff, researchers, lecturers, students. We also know that traditional definitions of humanities and social sciences may exclude some community members, therefore we also welcome folks from education, engineering, and almost any other area.
How would you rate your proficiency in digital/computational research practices? *
We do not define digital/computational research practices here, because it can mean many things to different people, depending on their area of work. This does not necessarily refer to programming, but can include digitisation, the use of digital tools, data sets and platforms, and more.
Please elaborate on your answer above
What do you currently need to enhance your research, study, or work? *
Please remember that ESCALATOR aims to support digital and computational capacity development specifically. Please answer the questions below with that in mind.
In your own words, what do you need to enhance your digital or computational research practices? *
Do you have any other comments or suggestions?
Do you have any questions about the programme?
By completing this form you agree that the ESCALATOR team can contact you about the ESCALATOR programme *
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