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Qualtrics is an online survey tool that's widely used for academic research. 

Qualtrics Research Suite is widely used for academic research as a way to poll a mass audience. It is very flexible, having more than 100 question types.

Qualtrics is available to academics, students and administrators.

How to get Qualtrics

The University holds an academic licence for Qualtrics. It may only be used by students and academics at your institution for academic research purposes only. Administrative use in support of research is not permitted. Make sure you understand the terms of the licence before using the service.

Step 1

To create your Qualtrics account, visit 

Step 2

Enter your as your username and your Raven password.

Qualtrics will create your account automatically the first time you log in.

What you will get with Cambridge Qualtrics

  • Offline app: Qualtrics Offline Surveys is an application for iOS and Android that allows you to administer surveys on your mobile device without an internet connection. Responses can be collected in the field on your mobile device, and then uploaded back into Qualtrics as soon as you have an internet connection.
  • Stats iQ: Stats iQ automatically runs statistical tests and visualisations then translates results into simple, actionable language.
  • Developer tools: Qualtrics API Developer Tools allow you to link Qualtrics with any other database to be able to push and pull information from one database to another.
  • Advanced questions:
    • Timing: tracks and manages the time a respondent spends on that page.
    • Meta info: tracks and report basic information about your respondents, such as their operating system and browser.
    • File upload: respondents can upload a file along with their survey response.
    • Captcha verification: ensure that your respondents are real humans and not a program written to spam your survey.

Unlimited usage

Our licence with Qualtrics XM gives unlimited usage (including the total number of surveys allowed per user account) for: 

  • Total allowed surveys
  • Allowed active surveys
  • Allowed responses
  • Allowed outgoing emails
  • Allowed outgoing emails/week

    Using shared computers

    We do not advise that you access your Qualtrics account using a shared computer. If you have to use a shared computer, you should: 

    1. Run the application in a private/incognito web browser session.
    2. Upon finishing, logout of the application 
    3. Clear the web browser cached settings upon finishing with the application.

    To confirm that you're logged out, go to You should need your Raven credentials to log in.

    Qualtrics Research Services

    Qualtrics Research Services can help you with every step of the research process, from designing your study to finding respondents, fielding it and reporting on the results. To get a quote, visit Qualtrics Research Services and ‘Start a Project'.

    Further information

    Qualtrics XM Support has basic and advanced survey editing techniques.

    Alternatively, find out how to:

    • access Qualtrics
    • set up the Qualitrics Offline Survey app
    • request access to a group
    • transfer surveys
    • protect surveys with Raven authentication
    • run competitions and compliance


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