This Survey Review form is for University of Waterloo stakeholders interested in conducting a non-academic research survey involving any UWaterloo sub-population (students, staff, and faculty). Survey reviews are usually fulfilled within two weeks of the request date. However, please note that the nature, complexity of the survey, and other commitments may impact request completion date. Every effort will be made to process your request in a timely manner. If you have additional questions or wish to learn more about surveys, please contact IAP.

Note: Surveys whose purpose is for academic research need additional ethics clearance by the Office of Research Ethics (ORE). Please consult the ORE decision tree or contact the ORE to determine whether your project requires a review by University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee (REC) or through IAP. The University of Waterloo expects all surveys to follow standard practices in ethical behavior.

Information and privacy: questions regarding the collection of information on this form can be directed to the form administrator.

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Survey Details
Please provide a brief description of the survey or project
Please describe the purpose, goal or objectives of the survey or project
Please provide survey administration details such as mode of survey administration (General / individualized survey links, website); average completion time; how the survey will be distributed (e.g., via invitation, mass email newsletter, posted on website or social media); if results will be shared / reported back to UWaterloo
Proposed survey start date * (required)
Proposed survey end date * (required)
Please describe any proposed incentives, if any.
Please attach a copy of the following documents as applicable (in one file): the survey instrument, invitation and reminder letters, research ethics clearance, incentive contest rules/ privacy statement, website material/ social media posts
Files must be less than 15 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx rar zip.