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Getting Started

Qualtrics is a Web-based survey software for East Carolina University faculty, staff and students. Before creating a survey, ensure you have met the University IRB criteria.

If you are new to Qualtrics at ECU, you will be required to review and agree to the ECU Qualtrics Terms of Use to obtain an account.

To get started, enter your PirateID and Passphrase below.

News & Updates

Check your Message Center when logging in to Qualtrics for the latest announcements.


Submit an online IT Service Request or call the IT Help Desk for face-to-face training (1 to 3 users). Topics include terms of use, creation, distribution, viewing, exporting, and special topics such as informed consent and collaboration.

Also see training resources from Qualtrics including webinars, tutorials, FAQs and a blog. Links on the right.

Terms of Use

  • Qualtrics is a HOSTED CLOUD system.  As a HOSTED CLOUD system, it is recommended that you, as the survey owner, backup your data regularly to PirateDrive.

  • Qualtrics is NOT APPROVED for the collection or storage of institutional (HR & Financial), FERPA, HIPAA, or sensitive data.  DO NOT COLLECT institutional, FERPA, HIPAA, or sensitive data using Qualtrics.

  • East Carolina University requires that all data collected or stored in Qualtrics meet federal, state or industry requirements.  As a research best practice all sensitive or confidential research data should be de-identified prior to collection or use.  Please follow IRB research guidelines and contact the ITCS Help Desk at 252.328.9866/800.340.7081 to request an IT Security consultation if you have questions concerning appropriate protocols for the collection and storage of sensitive or confidential data.

  • For a locally hosted alternative to Qualtrics, there is ASK Survey System. ASK Survey is a part of the Onestop portal. Visit OneStop and click on ASK Survey System under Tools in the group Surveys.

  • In addition to the above regulations, I WILL NOT use data that includes but is not limited to the information below:
  • Social Security Numbers (SSN)
  • Credit card numbers
  • Debit card numbers
  • Driver's License Numbers
  • Personally identifiable patient information
  • Personally identifiable student information
  • Personnel information
  • Confidential legal data
  • Proprietary data that should not be shared with the public
  • Employer taxpayer identification numbers
  • State identification card numbers or passport numbers
  • Checking account numbers
  • Savings account Numbers
  • Personal identification (PIN) codes*
  • Digital signatures
  • Any other numbers or information that can be used to access a person's financial resources.
  • Biometric data
  • Fingerprints
  • Passwords

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