***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** I have used both Network Genie and Optimice for SNA and found both of them to be quite good at designing, delivering and downloading the survey data. NetworkGenie has more flexibility in the design of the survey including the ability to have groups and sub-groups that can be used for the different attribute and relationship question. This can also make it more complicated to design the survey. The Optimice tool is very easy to use and manage the surveys. For new analysts, this is a very easy tool to get started with while providing all the features that I normally need. Both tools provide data output in standard formats for the analysis tools that I have used, UCINet and InFlow. The pricing model already mentioned is a significant difference (and may be the determining factor). As a consultant, I sometimes let me client know the options and the choice often is by cost. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.