Anyone who wishes to survey all students, or large groups of students, must first obtain written approval from the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE). Please allow at least one week for the OIRE approval process. Surveys that are part of an academic requirement must first have the instructor’s written approval before authorization will be given by the OIRE. This policy does not apply to classroom opinion polls or questionnaires that will be distributed to a single class by a faculty member. Formal research projects done by students, faculty or staff will require approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Please note that the IRB process can take several weeks to complete.