Many research projects incorporate the use of remote technologies such as online survey services and videoconferencing platforms to support virtual research interactions.
If you intend to administer an online survey as a part of your research project, Select Survey, a web-based survey tool, is available for use for all CCSU students, faculty, and staff. This survey tool houses all data securely on campus and allows for real-time results.
If you intend to contact research participants by using a videoconferencing platform, Microsoft Teams and WebEx are available for internal and external video and voice calls. Both platforms also allow for the recording and storage of calls.
Detailed information about these and other available software services that are supported by CCSU’s IT Department can be found on the IT Service Catalog.
With the use of any videoconferencing platform or other remote technology, please be mindful that you need to protect your participants’ confidentiality to the greatest possible degree. This can be accomplished by enabling features such as password protections and virtual waiting rooms.
Please contact the IRB if you have any questions about designing your research project in a virtual environment.