LimeSurvey, Google Forms, Office 365 Forms
If you are looking to collect data for research or work purposes please use either:
- Google Forms
- Office 365 Forms
Which tool, when?
Your project or research funding may hinge on the location of your stored data. Please check if there are any such requirements before you begin.
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.
Will you be using SPSS? LimeSurvey has a specific export option for SPSS, that you may find convenitent.
If the only requirement is that the data be stored and captured securely, any of the three products listed can be used.
Description of LimeSurvey
What can you do with LimeSurvey?
Limesurvey is an interactive web application for creating, managing, and monitoring online surveys. It can create surverys in many formats for public or controlled-access usage, and the survey owner can download the responses in CSV, SPSS, and other formats.
Unlike public web offerings (eg SurveyMonkey):
- LimeSurvey is not restricted or limited in size
- LimeSurvey runs on a .ucc.ie address
- LimeSurvey stores its data inside UCC
- LimeSurvey does not include advertisements
Staff and postgraduate students doing surveys as part of their research should use this service, not an external one.
New to LimeSurvey
There is extensive documentation and help on Limesurvey's own site.
You need authentication to use this: email email@example.com with your staff number or student number to get a username and password.
LimeSurvey Log in link
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.
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 O365 Form FAQ may also be of use.
Office 365 Account
Go to o365.ucc.ie and log in using your UCC credentials and begin creating forms right away.
GPDR - Running surveys and Data Protection
Lime Survey or any other survey tool must not be used to collect personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Acts or the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) without the prior written approval of the section of the (OCLA).
Questions regarding data collection, data protection, and data privacy should be addressed to the .
Survey software online
Summary: LimeSurvey, Google Forms and Office 365 are packages for creating online surveys, available to anyone on campus
Primary users of this service: Alumni, Researchers, Retired Staff, Staff, Student
Who to contact to use this service: UCC Webmaster | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | IT Services |
Contact to discuss this service: E: email@example.com | IT Services |
Strategic Focus: Research, Staff Experience, Student Experience, Teaching & Learning, Business Systems