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Institutional Review Board (IRB): Data Collection Instruments

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Data Collection instruments are often part of larger research protocols that include the data collection instrument,  Find information about research protocols here:

Data Collection Instruments

If you are doing human subjects research, you will need to create all of the data collection instruments that you will use with your participants before you submit your IRB application. Common data collection instruments include:

  • Interview questions
  • Focus group questions
  • Survey or questionnaire
  • Observation sheet
  • Curriculum or training materials for an educational intervention

If you will be distributing an online survey or questionnaire, please read the requirements in the Online Surveys and Questionnaires page.