SUNY New Paltz now has access to the state-of-the art in survey software; Qualtrics.
If you are using Qualtrics to collect survey research data, you MUST make sure that the Anonymize option is selected. If this option is not selected, Qualtrics will include individually identifying information in your data set. This includes IP addresses and geo location information.
This is a serious concern if your approved HREB protocol indicated that your data would contain no identifying information and/or that your participants would be anonymous. Unless this option is selected you will not be complying with the procedures that you told the HREB you would be using.
Below are the directions for making sure that your survey data is anonymous. You must do this for each of your surveys.
First, with your survey open, click on Survey Options.
Second, under Survey Termination select Anonymize Response. Notice below that it says “not recommended.” It is not recommended by Qualtrics which is used for a variety of different purposes by a variety of different types of users. The HREB expects this option to be selected when you are collecting data.
For questions about your account, please contact the office of Institutional Research at: