This Survey Review form should be completed by University of Waterloo stakeholders interested in conducting a non-academic research survey involving a large portion of the UWaterloo population (students, staff, and faculty). Surveys whose purpose is for academic research will need additional ethics clearance by the Office of Research Ethics (ORE). Please consult the ORE decision tree to determine whether your project should be reviewed through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee (REC) or through IAP. If, after working through the decision tree, you have questions or require further clarification, contact the ORE. The University of Waterloo expects all surveys to follow standard practices in ethical behavior.
After submitting this form, you will receive a confirmation of receipt from an IAP staff member. 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.