Surveys & Interviews
The NPS IRB is responsible for ensuring NPS researchers comply with all applicable human subjects research policies. Current human subjects research policies make reference to survey policies but do not require the IRB to monitor compliance with survey policies. Therefore, until such time that NPS develops and distributes a survey policy, the IRB intends to review human subjects research protocols based on the existing IRB policies.
The IRB will inform researchers of the applicable (DoN, DoD, and Federal) survey policies and encourage them to seek whatever approval may be required based on the number of subjects and the organizations by which the subjects are employed.
LimeSurvey is a free, open-source surveying tool that is hosted by NPS. To obtain a LimeSurvey (LS) account for research involving human subjects send an email to IRB@nps.edu.