Design the decision form

The decision form questions create the columns in the decision table. As well as key data, there will be fields where data can be entered by the administrators or committee members.

The guidance below is for event administrators/ organisers. If you are an end user (eg. submitter, reviewer, delegate etc), please click here.

Go to Event dashboard → Forms → Decision forms 


Skip to The default questions

Skip to Adding a question

Skip to Deleting a question

Skip to Changing the order of questions


The default Decision Form will be displayed with the current default questions.

At the top, before the questions, there are four key settings

Manage acceptance types: Click to create decisions such as accepted for poster, oral etc. 

Submitters' information: Toggle on or off to enable or disable the visibility of submitters' name and email address.


Visible submission questions: Set the visibility of each question by clicking on the eye icon next to each question.

The final setting allows you to enable and disable the permissions for committee members to edit the program code (see Recording a decision.)


The default questions

1) Decision - the options here are not editable.

2) Acceptance type - the options here are determined by acceptance types.

3) Final Category - options are determined by the categories entered in the Category question in the Submission form

4) Decision Notes -  data entered here will only be viewed by admin.

5) Notes to submitter - data captured here can be shown to submitters via merge fields in emails.

Display settings

The display settings are also available on each question:

Enabled - Committee can edit responses / enter data

Hide - Committee won't see the question

Read only - Committee can read the responses, but not edit.


Adding a question 

You can add a new question to the review form by clicking + Question then choosing the relevant question type from the list.  

There are three options - Checkbox, Dropdown, Numerical input, Text input 


Checkbox will look like this in the decisions table. Click the option, then the Create selected question button.

The dropdown question provides a choice of options, as below.


A Numerical input question would provide a field to enter a number.

A Text input question would provide a field for text input.


Deleting a question 

Click on the relevant question then click Delete Question in right hand corner of window. 

NB - this option is only available to those questions that can be deleted. eg decision notes, notes to submitter.


Changing the order of questions

You can drag and drop the questions to change their order