Introduction and consent

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Dear Sir, Madam,

You are being invited to participate in an online survey for a study that aims to identify drivers and constraints to surveillance uptake and to identify pre-conditions required to achieve change in surveillance policy. This activity takes place as part of the international project “SANTERO: risk-based Surveillance for ANimal healTh in EuROpe” ( Santero is an international consortium that aims to promote the enhancement of risk-based surveillance methods suitable for implementation across industries and countries in Europe as well as their dissemination and integration into existing surveillance routines.

The following questionnaire has been designed to gather information regarding the current progress of adoption of recommended surveillance standards, novel approaches and best practices across EU, EEA and Schengen countries from decision-makers for surveillance and/or their technical advisors, and/or technically competent users or data analysts who design, implement, or assess surveillance. The data obtained in this questionnaire and other identifying details will be stored in a secure database and analysed by members of the project only. The findings of the research will be written up as feedback for you, for researchers and for other organisations interested in our work and be published. The written work may include quotations from the interviews, but individuals will not be named. We are happy to give you the option to review your quotation before publication if you desire so.

By accepting to participate in this survey you consent that the information provided in this questionnaire may be used in anonymous format for internal reports within the University of London and the different partners of the Santero consortium, and in documents that will be in the public domain such as external reports and published scientific research papers.

The survey should take less than 30 minutes to complete. Those who complete the survey will have the opportunity to enter into an optional prize draw, the three prizes are book tokens of a value of £30 each. Should you have any questions, please contact the persons in charge of this activity from the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK, namely Maria Garza ( and Barbara Haesler (

Note: You can exit this survey at any point and continue later if you are using the same IP address. To do so, press the exit button or close the tab.

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