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What is Qualtrics?

Qualtrics Survey Tool is web-based survey software, with a variety of options for question types, survey collection, analysis, and reporting.

How do I access Qualtrics?

The Qualtrics Survey Tool is available for use by Harvard faculty, students and staff, as well as employees of HMS-Affiliated institutions who are involved in teaching activities at HMS.

Please note that we are unable to provide departmental accounts in Qualtrics.

For HMS Faculty and Staff:

  • Go to Applications from MyCourses (Tools > Applications) or from eCommons ("Applications" link in upper-left hand corner).
  • Click Qualtrics Survey Tool.
  • Follow the prompts to set up your Qualtrics account if it is your first time using Qualtrics.

For Temporary Employees and Employees of HMS-Affiliated Institutions:

Important: Authorized use of HMS Qualtrics license

Users who are not HMS Faculty, Staff, or Students can request a Qualtrics account provided that the account will be used for one of the following:

  • An HMS course
  • A project sponsored or administered by an HMS (on-quad) department.

Step 1. Get an HMS/eCommons account if you don't have one:

  • If you are an employee of an affiliated medical institution, and you do not have an HMS (eCommons) account, register for an account.

Step 2. Request Qualtrics access

Step 3. Log in and change password

  • Go to to log in with the username and password that were sent to you. Your username will be your email address.
  • You will be prompted to confirm your account details. Uncheck the "I am a student" box and click OK.
  • We recommend changing your password right away. Click your name in the upper right corner of the page, then click Account Settings to change your password.

For all Harvard faculty, staff and students outside of HMS/HSDM, with the exception of Harvard Business School, please go to to access Qualtrics and other survey tools.

I am new to Qualtrics. How do I learn more about it?

How can I get help with Qualtrics?

Application Support

Harvard Research and Survey Support Resources


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