New Web-Based Survey Tool Available

The University of Pittsburgh has obtained a site license for the Qualtrics survey service which is available for all Pitt Faculty, Staff and Students at all campuses at no cost. This software is available to users to support teaching, academic research, and institutional business.

Due to data security and ownership concerns, the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board (IRB) requires that with few exceptions, investigators use Qualtrics for all new web-based surveys submitted after March 1, 2014. Maintaining the security of research subjects’ data is of paramount importance to the Pitt IRB, and the CSSD Security Office has determined that the Qualtrics System meets University Data Security standards. The use of other web-based survey programs may be approved by the Pitt IRB, but only after additional institutional review has been completed. For questions about this policy, email

Just go to and the Qualtrics Survey System link is available under My Resources.