Our Surveys

CIDSA’s expert panel surveys use a simplified two-stage Delphi survey methodology. In the first stage, experts are presented with a description of the policy and asked to evaluate that policy on standardized metrics; the experts also suggest areas where more information is needed to evaluate the policy. In the second round, the experts once again evaluate the policy on the same metrics, but this time with an anonymous summary of how their peers evaluated the policy in the first round. The experts will also score the areas where more information is needed that were suggested in the first round, highlighting questions for policymakers to address. After the second round, CIDSA staff create a visual representation of the second-round scores and summarize the policy in a standard format for publication.