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Internal Audit Foundation

​Request Data Access

​The Internal Audit Foundation encourages educators and researchers who have an interest in the field of internal auditing to take advantage of and explore the rich data history that has been collected over the years to continue creating and developing reports and other materials that will benefit audit practitioners in all industries.

Request Data Access

​The Researcher(s) must agree to the following terms and conditions regarding access to and use of Internal Audit Foundation data:

  1. Researcher(s) requesting data must sign a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement for use of data, which will be provided by the Foundation. Data provided to the researcher(s) shall be used only for the purposes for which data access was granted, and remains the property of the Foundation.
  2. Access fees may apply:
    1. Approved CBOK data access requests will be provided to IIA members at no charge.
    2. Other data access requests may require a processing fee, which will be explained to the applicant after the request is reviewed.
  3. Academic Researchers who are conducting research at an institution of higher education must meet the requirements of their institution’s human subjects committee (or similar governance committee).
  4. Data must be stored in a secure location with access limited to research team members only.
  5. Data must be used only for the purposes described in this request.
  6. The data must be used to generate statistical summary information only; it will be presented and discussed in the aggregate, and may not be used for any purpose that may allow any individual, business, or organization to be identified in any reports or other deliverables resulting from the research.
  7. Research must be used for academic or practitioner educational purposes only.
  8. The Researcher will acknowledge the cooperation of the Foundation in all research produced as a result of such cooperation. For example, “The Internal Audit Foundation granted access to [[INSERT NAME OF DATA SET OR SURVEY]] on conditions of anonymity and confidentiality. Although the data were provided by the Foundation, the views expressed in this study are those of the author and do not necessarily present positions or opinions of the Foundation.”
  9. Research must not be used to denigrate IIA headquarters, IIA institutes, the Internal Audit Foundation, or for any legal proceedings.
  10. For reports written in English, the researcher(s) will submit a one- to two-page executive summary of the report to within one (1) month of publication. If the report is published in a language other than English, the researcher(s) will provide—in English—a one-paragraph summary of the report to within one (1) month of publication.

​The Foundation accepts select requests from those who wish to access the vast body of data from the Global Internal Audit Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) surveys conducted in 2015, 2010, and 2006. The 2015 survey polled both practitioners and internal audit’s stakeholders for the first time, resulting in a wealth of data for which a searchable repository has been built.

Download 2015 CBOK Syrvey Questions
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