Submissions and Requests

Submissions and requests

AHSRI welcomes public submissions for modification or extension of the ePPOC data items and the epiCentre software.

ePPOC data items

Items for Version 1 of the ePPOC dataset were developed following considerable consultation with the pain management sector, including representatives from the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian Pain Society and the Agency for Clinical Innovation Database and Outcomes Working Group. The items for Version 1 were endorsed by the ePPOC National Reference Group (NRG) in June 2013.

Public submissions for modifications to the ePPOC data items for Version 2 were considered by the ePPOC Scientific and Clinical Advisory Committee (SCAC) and the proposed revisions presented to the Management Advisory Group (MAG) for endorsement. Submissions were considered and scored against the following criteria:

  • Relevance at a national and/or international level
  • Ease of capture by all pain services
  • Acceptable in terms of burden for/and importance to patients (for self-report items)
  • Clinical significance/relevance.

Version 2 was released on 1 January 2018. 

To make a public submission regarding ePPOC data items complete this form. Submissions received will be discussed and considered for inclusion in the Version 3 dataset for release at a later date.


To make a public submission regarding epiCentre complete this form. Submissions will be initially considered by AHSRI staff, with more complex proposals for changes which alter ePPOC protocols or data items referred to the ePPOC Clinical and Management Advisory Committee.

General queries about the use of epiCentre and identification of “bugs” should be sent to for immediate assistance.

Last reviewed: 30 August, 2018


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