Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness

Surveys at UAlbany


Select this link to view the schedule of UAlbany
Present and Past Survey Projects

If you have any questions or need help conducting a survey contact us at: [email protected].


Policy on Surveys of UAlbany Populations

It is continuing policy that all survey and focus group activity involving UAlbany students, faculty, staff or alumni must be coordinated with the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (IRPE) by filling out the UAlbany Survey Request Form.

  • This policy applies even when you are surveying within your own unit of the University.
  • This policy applies even to surveys and focus groups used only internally for assessment purposes.
  • Exceptions are surveys: (1) used only for course evaluation or teaching purposes; or (2) involving the Psychology 101 student pool.

The University’s policy regarding survey administration can be viewed here.

Obtaining Approval for Surveys of UAlbany Populations

As a first step, contact UAlbany's Office of Regulatory Research Compliance to determine whether your survey or focus group activity requires IRB approval.

  • If you are going through the IRB process, please forward electronic copies of all the files you are submitting to the IRB to IRPE at UAlbany's Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness (IRPE), at [email protected] and fill out the UAlbany Survey Request Form.
  • If the IRB determines that you do not need their approval, please fill out the UAlbany Survey Request Form and contact IRPE ([email protected]) as soon as possible to begin the process of coordinating your survey.

  • Qualtrics Survey Tool

    Qualtrics is available to all UAlbany faculty, students and staff in support of learning, teaching and research.

    Note: If your survey project requires Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval you will need to include the use of Qualtrics in the review. Qualtrics terms of service can be found here .

    Log onto Qualtrics:, and click <Launch Qualtrics.>
    Please review the FAQ section for instructions before you launch Qualtrics.

    1-Minute video: How to Launch Qualtrics at UAlbany.

    Training Video: How to Create a Survey Project in Qualtrics.