Initial small survey on the stakeholder’s agreement with some existing definitions of biosecurity

Dear Participant,


Under the new COST Action “Biosecurity Enhanced Through Training Evaluation and Raising Awareness” (BETTER) CA20103, we start an initial small survey on the stakeholder’s agreement with eight existing definitions of biosecurity. These alternative definitions have been extracted from various sources and publications (e.g. Renault et al., 2021; doi: 10.3390/ani12010063).

This initial short survey will facilitate discussions on the optimal definition on livestock biosecurity in the current COST Action BETTER.


The completion of this short survey takes only few minutes.

This survey is entirely voluntary and your data will be kept anonymous.


You may also distribute this survey in your networks.


Thank you very much for your invaluable contribution.


Claude Saegerman and Jarkko Niemi



A note on privacy

Participation is open to persons aged 18 or older. This survey is entirely voluntary and anonymous. The data will be collected and analysed by the University of Liège, Unit of Research in Epidemiology and Risk Analysis applied to veterinary sciences with the help of other members of the above COST Action. Your data might be shared, but they will be completely anonymous, and it will not be possible to identify you individually from your answers.
If you are concerned about this study or about the manner your data are processed, or if you wish to contact us about your rights, please first contact Claude Saegerman at the following address:

There are 18 questions in this survey.
  A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.