Google Forms, Office 365 Forms, Qualtrics

If you are looking to collect data for research or work purposes please use either:

Which tool, when?

Data Security

If the only requirement is that the data be stored and captured securely, any of the three products listed can be used.

Data Output

Will you be using SPSS? LimeSurvey has a specific export option for SPSS, that you may find convenitent. Google forms and O365 forms both generate CSV/Excel files.

Data to be kept in UCC 

Some research grants will only be issued if the data gathered by the research can be guaranted to physically sit on UCC's hardware. If this is the case for your project or reasearch you MUST use LimeSurvey.

Description of Google Forms

What can you do with Google Forms?

With Google Forms, you can create and analyze surveys right in your mobile or web browser—no special software required. You get instant results as they come in. And, you can summarize survey results at a glance with charts and graphs.

Google forms can be embedded in to a UCC CMS webpage easily.

New to Google Forms?

If you are new to Google Forms, the G Suite Learning Centre will help get you started.

Google Account

Use your UCC email to log in to your UCC Google account to access and create forms straight away. 

Description of Office 365 Forms

What can you do with O365 Forms?

Microsoft Forms is a simple, lightweight app that lets you easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls. 

O365 forms can be embedded in to a UCC CMS page easily.

New to Office 365 Forms?

If you are new to Office 365 forms, this Microsoft Support page will help get you started.

The Forms page on the UCC Microsoft Learning Pathways SharePoint site (requires login with UCC credentials) covers everything you need to set up a form.

The O365 Form FAQ may also  be of use. 

Office 365 Account

Go to and log in using your UCC credentials and begin creating forms right away.

Student Surveys

Surveys to be sent to students must be sent to, not to the ALLSTUDENTS mailing list. See . If you have problems using the survey address, please contact 

GPDR - Running surveys and Data Protection

No matter which tool you choose to use you must not collect personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Acts or the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) without the prior written approval from OCLA.

Questions regarding data collection, data protection, and data privacy should be addressed to .

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