Surveys of SIOP members are monitored by the Institutional Research Committee (IRC), which establishes policies regarding SIOP's participation in surveys and third-party research including the use and disposition of data. The committee has two objectives. First, to maximize the value to SIOP of the surveys it sponsors (e.g., salary, career, and member practice surveys) by defining how the data are archived, accessed, and used. The second is to guide SIOP interactions with third-party researchers who wish to use SIOP data or collect data from SIOP members for research purposes. The Institutional Research Committee conducts the SIOP Income & Employment Survey and reviews surveys conducted by other SIOP committees, including member and conference surveys, and reviews research involving SIOP members conducted by third-party researchers.
SIOP Survey Guidelines