Frequently Asked Questions

Is the eCHECKUP TO GO accessible/ADA compliant?2023-11-06T20:35:06+00:00
Where is the data stored?2023-11-06T20:34:50+00:00

All data is stored on a secure server managed by the San Diego State University Research Foundation.

Is it safe/confidential?2023-11-06T20:34:28+00:00

Yes. All eCHECKUP TO GO transactions are conducted across an encrypted 256 bit Secure Sockets Layer (Transport Layer Security (TLS)). All drinking/drug use behavior data are stored on a secure server managed by the San Diego State University Research Foundation and are confidential and anonymous. eCHECKUP TO GO user ID numbers are randomly generated 9 to 12-digit numbers.

The dedicated server is managed by the Interwork Institute at San Diego State University and updated regularly based upon the security guidelines of San Diego State University.  Every day, analyzed logs and rootkit checks are reviewed by the system administrator.

How can I verify that a respondent has completed the program?2023-11-06T20:34:09+00:00

All eCHECKUP TO GO subscriptions include the optional use of the Electronic Verification of Completion (EVC) program. When activated, this program provides positive verification that a respondent has completed the program.  This option is available at no additional cost.

The Personal Reflections Program is an additional tool used by campuses who are asking students to create written responses to a series of prompts.  It includes all the functionality of the EVC and provides the respondent with a guided opportunity to thoughtfully reflect on their own personal drinking profile.  There is a small additional fee if you would like to add the PRP subscription.

Can a student verify they have completed the program if they are required to do so?2023-11-06T20:33:42+00:00

Yes, this can be done in a variety of ways including using the Electronic Verification of Completion feature, by way of the certificate of completion, or if using the Practitioner Program, tracking students through the Administrative Site, whom you have referred to complete the program.

How many times can a single individual take each program?2023-11-06T20:33:29+00:00

Your subscription includes unlimited use at your campus site which enables you to use them flexibly both as prevention and intervention tools as well as a sanctioning option.  Students are able to complete the program more than once and their feedback is personalized to them based on their current use, perception of other’s use, values and goals at the time they complete it.  Unlike educational course that are often completed once, the eCHECKUP TO GO can be used both for prevention and intervention efforts.

How long does it take to complete the program?2023-11-06T20:33:16+00:00

Each evidence-based module is designed to be completed in about 20 minutes.

Can multiple departments on one campus site use the same subscription?2023-11-06T20:33:02+00:00

Yes! You can implement the program(s) campus-wide for your prevention and intervention efforts. If you are interested in segregating the data by department, you might consider using the Practitioner Program.

Can I use the program as an intervention tool in a counseling/judicial setting?2023-11-06T20:32:32+00:00

Yes! The programs can be used as a stand-alone intervention for judicial sanctions. They can also be integrated into Motivational Interviewing-based programs such as BASICS and other alcohol and other drug, violence prevention or mental health interventions.

Can the program be used for population level prevention/ for all students?2023-11-06T20:32:19+00:00

Yes! According to the NIAAA, eCHECKUP TO GO is ranked “highly effective” as an intervention for colleges and universities.

Is Single Sign-On Available?2023-11-06T20:32:00+00:00

Yes! We can implement Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions for Microsoft Azure or SAML compliant authentication procedures (e.g., Shibboleth).

Is eCHECKUP TO GO customized to my institution and my community?2023-11-06T20:31:45+00:00

Yes!  Standard customization is included in the price of your subscription.  For additional customization needs or for use of the eCHECKUP TO GO in a research study, please contact the  Program Director, Dr. Leslie Wilson, at echeckup@sdsu.edu, to discuss the customization process.

Can I access the data for my institution and my respondents?2023-11-06T20:31:29+00:00

Yes! Subscribers have access to an on-line summary report, which provides up-to-the-minute descriptive statistics about all respondents who have completed the eCHECKUP TO GO. Additionally, we allow approved users to download their institution’s raw data in a comma-separated variable format.

What are the program fees/costs?2023-11-06T20:31:01+00:00

Please email echeckup@sdsu.edu for information about our subscription options and program fees.  As a not for profit organization we provide cost effective interventions focused on behavior change.

What is the typical subscription length?2023-11-06T20:30:31+00:00

365 days of unlimited use per site.

Where do you get the measures and data that you use to present feedback to students?2023-08-29T21:33:46+00:00

The data on which we base our feedback is derived from national surveys of college students and adults, and other well-normed risk measures. For a full list, please see the References in our Research section.

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