Account and Event Administrators can add or remove questions on the Decide Outcomes (Decisions) table. For example, you may wish to add a question to record if an abstract has been awarded a prize.


To make changes, click on 'Edit Decision Form' in the 'Decisions' area of the event dashboard.


The current default editable questions will be displayed.  

Decision - the options here are determined by acceptance types.

Final Category options are determined by the Categories entered in the Category question in the Submission Form

Decision Notes -  these will only be viewed by admin.

Paid and Attention - see Indicate if an Author has paid or if a submission needs attention

Notes to submitter - data captured here can be shown to submitters via email templates.

Program Code - this question enables admins to enter a code which can be used for custom filtering or abstract books. See Add a Program Code.

Click on any question to edit it or click on the bin icon to remove a question from the Decide Outcomes (Decisions) table.  The order of the questions can be changed by dragging a question to a new position or clicking on the up/down arrows to the left of each question. When in edit mode, you will see two checkbox options:  'Committee members can edit responses' and 'Question visible to committee members'.


If 'Committee members can edit response' is checked, the Committee member will be able to edit the responses to this particular question in the Decision table (see below)

If 'Question visible to Committee Members' is checked, the responses to this particular question will be visible to the Committee Members in both the table, and in the Excel downloads associated with the decisions table.


Click the +Q icon to add a new column to the Decide Outcomes (Decisions) table.  Select the type of question you wish to add from the list then click 'Add'.



Enter a Title for the new question and if relevant, update the description and settings. Click 'Save' to add the question to the Decide Outcomes (Decisions) form.



The new question will now be visible in the Decide Outcomes (Decisions) form.