Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Qualtrics at LUC

Qualtrics is a web-based survey research software that is the officially-supported Loyola University Chicago application for online survey research. Qualtrics offers an advanced question and feature set that meets the needs of LUC researchers from a variety of disciplines. Loyola is licensed for Research Core and an additional module, the Offline Survey App.

Qualtrics is browser-based and can be used from any location with internet access.

Eligibility and Acceptable Use

Qualtrics is freely available to all LUC faculty, staff, and enrolled students. It is not available to alumni, retirees, sponsored guests, or contractors. Qualtrics use is restricted to university-related work. The LUC subscription allows for unlimited use of the software for legitimate Loyola-related research and educational activities. Qualtrics may not be used on behalf of outside organizations or for personal use not related to the university.

Creating an Account

Use your LUC username and password to log in at luc.qualtrics.com. Your account will be created automatically and immediately available for the construction of surveys. Do NOT create an account at the Qualtrics site (www.qualtrics.com).

If you had a Qualtrics account under the Quinlan School of Business subscription or the School of Social Work subscription, the projects in your account on that subscription were migrated to the luc.qualtrics.com subscription during the week of March 9th, 2020. Please log in to luc.qualtrics.com with your LUC username and password to access any surveys and responses that were on the previous subscription.

Research Using Human Subjects

Any survey conducted for research purposes must be approved by a Loyola Institutional Review Board (the Lakeside Institutional Review Board or the Health Sciences Division Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects) prior to contact with subjects. Please refer to the Lakeside IRB page or the Health Sciences IRB page for information about how to apply for IRB approval for human-subject research projects.

Data Storage and Security

Data collected through Qualtrics are stored on Qualtrics' servers unless/until downloaded by the researcher. The LUC Qualtrics subscription is not approved for the collection and storage of Protected Health Information (PHI).