We are preparing a research paper about protein design in Foldit. Over the past 6 years, Foldit players have designed a number of impressive proteins from scratch, and in the process have revealed some important discoveries about protein design. None of this would have been possible without Foldit players, and we want to make sure everyone is represented fairly! Please fill out this form to let us know how you would like to be included!
Note that your legal name will NOT be associated with your Foldit username, or with any individual protein designs discussed in the paper.
Note that your Foldit username will NOT be associated with your legal name in any way.
Some possible prompts:Does your strategy change between the early and late stages of a design puzzle? Which Foldit tools do you find most useful? How much time is spent hand-folding vs. running recipes? Do you use your own custom recipes or do you use common recipes shared by the Foldit community? Do you use tools or resources outside of Foldit? When you play Foldit design puzzles, is your sole objective to achieve the highest score, or do you pursue other objectives? What would you say are the most important considerations for designing a high-scoring protein in Foldit?
Your answers to the following questions will remain completely anonymous. Responses will be summarized in aggregate, but they will NOT be associated with your legal name, nor your Foldit username, in any way.