Social Sciences Computing Services is pleased to provide licensed Qualtrics Survey Services for use by Social Sciences Division Faculty and Graduate Students. Qualtrics provides a robust system for generating, publishing and analyzing survey data, coupled with a powerful interface. In addition, Qualtrics provides online training for small groups and classes.
Sponsorship by the Social Sciences Division Faculty is required for activation of your account within the SSD instance of Qualtrics. For Qualtrics use outside of the Social Sciences Division, use the University of Chicago’s primary Qualtrics instance: uchicago.qualtrics.com. Chicago Booth also operates its own instance of Qualtrics, which you can request by emailing email@example.com.
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Please note that the University of Chicago requires that all users conducting research with human subjects obtain IRB approval or exemption from the SBS-IRB office prior to engaging in any research activities (including publishing any surveys online, pilot testing, etc.).
You agree that before publishing any survey using the SSCS Qualtrics system, you have determined any review requirements, obtained any review necessary, and can supply the following documentation:
- If conducting research with human subjects, you must obtain documentation of IRB approval or exemption for the project from the SBS-IRB Office (i.e., the IRB-approval letter or exempt notification sent through the AURA system).
- If your project will not involve human subjects research (e.g., surveys strictly for internal classwork purposes, internal quality improvement surveys, etc.) or if you are unsure if review is required, please contact the SBS-IRB at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide a brief description of your project, attach any related materials (purpose, proposal, draft questions, etc.), and the SBS-IRB office can provide you with a determination as to what type of review is required (if any), or an email to use as documentation that IRB approval or an exemption determination is not required.
Please follow the steps below to create an account with SSCS Qualtrics:
Note that you will need to email email@example.com in order to activate your account after following these steps. Failure to do so will give you only minimal access to the system.
Further information regarding Qualtrics can be found at http://www.qualtrics.com