Data Collection instruments are often part of larger research protocols that include the data collection instrument, Find information about research protocols here:
For more information, read about Confidentiality and Anonymity:
Please use the following resources to create your survey in Qualtrics:
If you are using an online survey or questionnaire, you will need to create your instrument and have it ready before submitting your IRB application. You will provide your instrument within the IRB application so that the IRB reviewer can see the questions you are asking.
NU IRB researchers have free access to Qualtrics through NU. To request a free Qualtrics account, email your name, NU email address, and Dissertation Chair name (if applicable) to the Office of Accreditation and Curriculum (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Researchers can choose to use other online platforms as long as they are secure. However, researchers who use other platforms are responsible for formatting their consent to meet all NU IRB requirements.
Online surveys should meet the following NU IRB requirements. For a visual example, here is the NU IRB’s example online survey.
If you are distributing an Online Survey or Questionnaire, as your first or only activity, you will do the following:
You will paste your Online Consent into your survey/questionnaire as the first page. Please use the following steps (in Qualtrics).
Qualtircs provides a rich self-service portal. It is found at https://www.qualtrics.com/support/.
Qualtircs provides directions for obtaining a QR Code on their website.
There are many tools you can use to test your survey for ADA accessibility. While NU IRB does not endorse any specific tool, we have had good results with AccessibilityChecker