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Survey Resources

Release Date February 2024
Survey Licensing Overview

This outlines the various documents required to be completed and submitted for all Department of Defense (DoD) surveys ― administered to more than one Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) or DoD Component ― and provides guidance on standards for DoD and military surveys.

Release Date November 2023
OPA Survey Nonresponse Bias Assessment Schedule High-Level Document

OPA regularly conducts nonresponse bias studies on the congressionally mandated surveys in our portfolio. This document outlines the frequency of these studies for each survey.

Release Date September 2019
Inter-Service Survey Coordinating Committee (ISSCC)

The Inter-Service Survey Coordinating Committee comprises representatives from the Office of People Analytics, the Defense Health Agency, and each of the Military Services. It was established to foster effective DoD survey programs and minimize respondent burden and costs to DoD by eliminating unnecessary duplication.

Release Date September 2016
DoD Survey Burden Action Plan

This document includes recommendations developed and endorsed by the ISSCC and supported by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to address survey burden, cost, and duplication across the Department.

DoD Issuance Related to Survey Administration

Release Date March 2017
DoDI 1100.13, DoD Surveys

This DoD Instruction outlines the policies and procedures for conducting DoD surveys across more than one DoD/OSD Component.

Release Date December 2022
DoDI 8910.01, Information Collection and Reporting

This DoD Instruction establishes and policies and assigns responsibilities for the collection of information and the control of paperwork burden.

Release Date February 2022
DoD Manual 8910.01 – Vol. 2, DoD Information Collections Manual: Procedures for DoD Public Information Collections

This DoD Manual provides guidance and procedures necessary to obtain approval of public information collections (including surveys).