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Survey Tools

There are a number of browser-based programs that can be used to collect data from participants. These browser-based programs allow participants to follow a web-link to a questionnaire or experimental task so that they can complete the experiment from any computer. These browser-based programs require a registered account which can be acquired via the Tech Support Desk.

Gorilla is a web-based surveying tool that allows users to build behavioural experiments and collect behavioural data with accurate reaction times. Gorilla works with a graphical interface and has a large number of pre-programmed classical experiments available for use.

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For more information, please refer to the Gorilla Support website if you need Gorilla specific content.

Qualtrics is a web-based surveying tool that allows users to build questionnaires and collect behavioural responses. 

The UU now has a campus wide Qualtrics license, available for use to all students and employees. Before you start using Qualtrics as a new user, please visit the Intranet Page and read the UU policies and agreements regarding the collection and processing of participants data.

How to activate your Qualtrics account?
To activate your account, you can browse to the Official UU Qualtrics website and log in using your Solis ID and password. This login requires Two Factor Authentication.

How to contact the official Qualtrics Support?
Review the online documentation at Qualtrics Support. To contact the Qualtrics helpdesk, go to the Qualtrics Support Center, choose “Sign in with SSO”, in the question “Enter your company’s Organization ID” fill in “utrechtuniversity”. The Helpdesk is available 24/7, by email, chat and telephone.

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If you experience any issues contact the office IT by calling (+31) 030 253 4500

LimeSurvey is a web-based survey application that allows users to develop and publish online surveys, collect responses, create statistics, and export the resulting data to other applications. You can use your Solis credentials to Log on to LimeSurvey. If it is your first time logging in, a new account will be instantly created for you and you can start right away.

A few people still use the old LimeSurvey environment (survey.fss.uu.nl). From the 15th of July 2019 nobody will be able to create a new survey on the old server. New surveys can only be made on the new server. You can still access your existing surveys at that time.

On the 16th of September 2019 we shall shut down the old server entirely, from that time all data can no longer be accessed. We chose a grace period of two months, as we think this will give active surveys enough time to wrap up and give the survey-owners a chance to back-up all their old data. If this creates a problem for your surveys, please let us know as soon as possible. Please back-up all your surveys before that time if you have not already done so.

More information about the old and new LimeSurvey servers can be found here in a PDF.

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For more information visit the intranet page, or contact the HTS App-team.

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If you are unsure what software is most suitable for your purpose, you can ask us for advice at the Tech Support Desk or send an email (labs.fsw@uu.nl).