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The Dependency in DevOps Survey 2021 is performed jointly by researchers from both the Software Technology Group at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, and the Programming Group at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Contact and responsible for this survey (§5 TMG and §55 Abs. 2 RstV)
Daniel Sokolowski
Offenbacher Str. 99
63263 Neu-Isenburg

Privacy Policy

In the Dependency in DevOps Survey 2021 participants are asked about their observations and opinions regarding software development and operation. The goal of the survey is to identify current practices and opinions on the deployment of software. At the end of the questionnaire, multiple-choice questions are asked to categorize the participant’s experience and employment for demographic analysis. The answer choices for these questions are unprecise to preserve the anonymity of the survey.

Participating in the survey does not require you to reveal your name or any other private information that would allow the survey authors to identify you.

Participating in the survey is possible without registration.

Participants have the right to request information about and deletion of the data recorded about them. Note, as the survey is anonymous, the authors cannot identify the data a participant provided.

Google Drive

The survey is hosted on Google Drive, a service offered and operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States). Google processes the survey data on behalf of the survey authors. For each participant, the survey authors only receive the used form instance, the answers to the survey questions, and the response submission date and time. In addition to the data provided to the authors, Google may collect, store and process further personal and technical data that your browser automatically sends when accessing and filling the survey. The authors of the survey do not gain access to this data. For more information, please visit Google’s privacy policy pages.


The survey authors collect only the following data:

The survey authors advertise different instances of the survey form on different distribution channels. The information, through which form instance a response is recorded, is used to count the number of responses through the related distribution channel.

All collected data is explicitly not used to identify individual participants.

The survey authors will publish the collected data, e.g., in scientific articles and online archives like TU data, without any response submission dates and times. The survey authors retain the right to remove parts, modify and analyze the collected data before publication.