TREC coordinates the use of Snap Surveys for faculty who would like to use it for a research project. Snap can be used to create and manage web-based surveys. It allows the developer to incorporate the security, access, and permissions needed to meet the Institutional Review Board (IRB) guidelines.
Snap is a PC based software and users must be connected to the Texas State network to build a survey (respondents can use any computer and browser). Users must have administrative rights to the PC on which they are building their Snap survey.
The management of Snap is overseen by the coordinator, Yaowen Han. We provide online training on an as needed basis. See guidelines below for more information on training.
Non Grant/Contract Research Surveys
The use of Snap Surveys for non grant/contract research purposes will be free of charge to faculty. Research projects should result in a peer-reviewed publication or presentation.
Graduate students who would like to use Snap for research purposes must have administrative privileges to a computer that is on the Texas State domain.
Faculty who would like to use Snap Surveys to collect survey data as part of a grant or contract must attend training. The grant personnel who attends training will be responsible for building and managing the survey.
Administrative surveys (e.g., exit surveys) need to meet the requirement of UPPS 01.03.05 Administrative Surveys. If it is appropriate to use Snap for an administrative survey, departments are expected to send a representative to training before they are given access. The representative will be responsible for building and managing the administrative survey.
To access Snap, you must be a faculty, staff, or graduate student at Texas State University and must be trained. There are two training options: recorded training available on an as needed basis and face-to-face training offered once a year. To access the recorded training, complete the Snap Training Request Form.
University policy requires compliance with federal regulations for the protection of human research subjects. Information about human subjects research and the IRB application process are available online at https://www.osp.txstate.edu/irb/.
After downloading Snap Professional (you will receive access after you attend the training), an electronic copy of the Snap User Manual can be found in the User Guides folder installed on your PC. Additional information is available on the Snap resource page and basic online training.
Below are two documents containing detailed instructions about creating HTML surveys using Snap. These documents are not intended to take the place of training.