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)

Contact directly

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 less than 10 minutes and can be completed from a cell phone or computer.

This survey is endorsed by ESICM – the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and ESCMID ESGCIP and the Società Italiana di Anestesia Analgesia Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva (SIAARTI).

This survey is aimed at ICU Health Care Workers directly involved in the clinical management of COVID-19 patients.

Complete the survey here.

Ongoing survey


Personal Protective Equipment and healthcare worker Safety in the COVID-19 Era  (The PPE-SAFE survey)

The COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing and spreading around the globe. We, ICU workforce, are at the frontline.  Reports are emerging of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) stocks becoming low to unavailable, putting us at increased risk.

The survey has been approved as a quality assurance activity by the Human Research Ethics Committee, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia.

You can download the protocol here.

The PPE-SAFE steering committee: Alexis Tabah, Mahesh Ramanan, Jan de Waele,  Lennie Derde, Niccolò Buetti, Johannes Mellinghoff, Pedro Povoa, Andrew Conway Morris, Matteo Bassetti, Flavia Machado, Luigi Camporota, Karin Amrein, Gabriela Vidal, Muhammed Elhadi

Ongoing Survey

Hypotension Survey

International Survey amongst Physicians and Nurses Regarding Used Definitions, Incidence, Current Treatment Strategies and Perceived Outcome of Hypotension in Intensive Care Patients.

The lack of consensus regarding an universal definition of hypotension for ICU patients and the need of being proactive rather than reactive towards hypotensive episodes formed a trigger to develop an international survey to map used definitions, treatment and outcome of hypotensive episodes in the ICU among physicians and non-physicians. The aim of this survey is to form a baseline on these topics. Besides, the results of the survey are expected to improve future guidelines, patient care and guide new topics for research.

This survey is endorsed by the Research Committee and the Cardiovascular Dynamics section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

Steering committee: Prof. Jan Bakker MD, PhD, Prof. Thomas Scheeren MD, PhD, Alexander Vlaar MD, PhD


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

This anonymized survey will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Please respond from the perspective of standard practice in your ICU.

Complete the survey here

Contact: W.H. van der Ven


The following items will be involved in the survey: the spatial characteristics of the ICU, life support and monitoring techniques, human resources, clinical care administered to patients, research activities, and training and quality improvement programmes.

Complete the survey here.


Ongoing survey


International survey on the Structure and Organisation of the Intensive Care Unit (ISOREA)

The present survey aims to evaluate the structures and the organisation systems of the ICUs in a large sample from high, middle, and low income countries.

The survey is endorsed by:
– ESICM (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine)
– SRLF (Société de Réanimation de Langue Française)
– SARAF (Société d’Anesthésie Réanimation d’Afrique Francophone)
– ISCCM (Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)

Coordinator: Pr. Armand Mekontso Dessap

Completed Surveys

List of ESICM completed surveys


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