If you are considering surveying anyone at the University of Minnesota, you must follow the Survey Project Approval Process outlined below. Please note that this process is not for reviewing the content of your survey. Following these instructions will determine if your project is eligible to use the survey resources provided by the University of Minnesota.
Project Approval Process
Some survey projects are exempted from review. If exempt from review, the U-SAT Assistance Request Form does not need to be completed unless assistance with the project is needed. Exempted from review does not mean you are exempted from needing IRB approval. The following activities are exempted from review and therefore allowed to use Qualtrics and University of Minnesota email accounts for conducting surveys:
Surveys sent solely to individuals outside the University
Surveys administered solely to individuals in your own office or classroom
Surveys used to administer online training or deliver course content
Forms used for job applications or other like purposes
Survey(s) sent solely to individuals who have voluntarily joined a collegiate, departmental, or research study subject pool