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A new survey tool for the University

09 Dec 2020

Qualtrics launches as the University's preferred survey tool

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The University’s Research Lifecycle Programme (RLP) is pleased to announce the launch of QualtricsXM, a powerful, simple to use survey tool used to conduct surveys, collect and store data and produce reports. Qualtrics is available to all staff and researchers at the University and is also available to students when required for their course. 

The University’s Information Governance Office (IGO) recommends Qualtrics as the University’s preferred survey tool. Going forwards, Qualtrics will replace Lime Survey and Select Survey, which will become unsupported from July 2021. 

In engaging with the University, the RLP found that many survey tools used by staff and researchers did not fulfil their requirements. Earlier this year, staff and researchers were invited to have their say on the most important requirements for survey tools and this feedback was used to select Qualtrics.  

How to access Qualtrics

Qualtrics can be accessed using an up-to-date web browser. Staff can access a Qualtrics account by logging in with their University username and password and 2-factor authentication (2FA) from Duo

Students can also access Qualtrics using their University username and password, but are asked to refrain from capturing highly restricted data in Qualtrics until 2FA for students has been rolled out. 

Current users of Qualtrics

Some staff at the University already have a Qualtrics account through their department or school (eg AMBS). 

If you already have an account, you should continue to use Qualtrics through your local instance and continue to create any new surveys in there. Your account, and all your existing surveys, will be migrated to the University instance in the New Year. If you work in AMBS there are local plans to migrate accounts and surveys - please read the following article: 

More information 

For further information on the features of Qualtrics and online resources please see: