Surveys are an important instrument to generate research questions and evaluate the impact of clinical research in practice. Therefore, a rigorous methodology and quality of surveys is essential for good quality data particularly if ESICM endorsement is requested. You can ask an endorsement from the relevant Section prior to applying to the Research Committee.

For research Survey (for ESICM endorsement or Co-Endorsement)

Pre-submission checklist for applicants

  1. Tools and questionnaires for applicants
  2. ESICM Application form
  3. Assessment tool for ESICM assessors – (can be downloaded by applicants for transparency of the process)

For Society Survey (For Societies seeking ESICM Co-Endorsement)

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Do you have a survey you would like ESICM to endorse?

Fill in the application form and forward it here with your questionnaire.


The survey is designed to understand your current situation. The survey is anonymous, it takes  approximately 15 minutes.

This survey is endorsed by ESICM – the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Complete the  2 parts of the survey here:

Contact:  Waleed Alhazzani, MD, MSc, FRCP
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Ongoing survey

McMaster University Covid-19 Survey

McMaster issued a survey to learn more about practice during COVID-19 with a potential for inclusion in the guidelines 

In preparation for the Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVD-19 clinical practice guidelines update, a survey has been prepared on geographic, time and specialty-related practice variation in the management of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Severe COVID-19  is defined as requiring admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) or to another high dependency unit. The pilot testing shows that the survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey has two parts – one concerns mostly with medication use (coviddrug), and the other with ventilation and oxygenation strategies (covidvent).

Study participation is voluntary and the consent will be assumed with study completion.

The content of this survey is not personal or sensitive in nature and  there is no collection of any personal information. Once the survey is complete, the information cannot be removed or altered.

The Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board has reviewed and approved this research study on June 25th, 2020All survey data and study information will be kept on file for 10 years after the end of the study period, after which it will be deleted.

Ongoing Survey

CoBaTriCE Survey

CoBaTrICE is an international partnership of professional organisations and critical care clinicians working together to harmonise training in Intensive Care Medicine worldwide and to ensure a common standard of clinical competence.

Training programmes might differ among countries and proper training should be based on what is defined by national training bodies. With the attached survey, we aim to gain a better understanding of the adoption of competency-based training programmes in intensive care medicine in different countries.

We would like to invite you to be part of this important information gathering by completing the attached survey. The survey should only take a few minutes to complete and will help guide the future strategy for improving CoBaTrICE.

This survey is endorsed by the Research Committee and the CoBa-Faculty (CoBaTrICE Steering Committee) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

Steering committee: Alvaro Castellanos (Spain), Hans Ulrich Rothen (Switzerland), Frantisek Duska (Czech Republic), Sharon Einav (Israel)


If you are an ICU based physician or non-physician, we are asking for your participation.

This anonymized survey will take  a few minutes to complete.

Complete the survey here

Contact: Ignacio Martin-Loeches

Completed Surveys

List of ESICM completed surveys


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