Survey Settings

Each survey has his own individual settings. This page includes an overview of all settings within the Build Survey Page.

Survey Name

The Survey Name is the internal name for your survey and will appear in your survey list. Participants will not see this name.

Survey Description

The description entered in this box may include an explanation for e.g. colleagues. This description is also displayed on the title page of the downloaded Word file.


The authentication setting will force the participant to enter a personalised token to identify and authenticate themselves. To use authentication, you must have at least one sample.

To see how to set up an authentication for a survey, please go to: “Token Authentication?” in the Tips & Tricks section.

Back Button

The “Back Button” setting enables or disables the “Back Button” in the survey.

Survey and Personal Links

With this setting, you can decide whether the participant is able to participate in the survey more than once.

When using personalised links for each participant, this setting will always work.

When the anonymous link is used, this setting will only affect one device.
For example: If a participant fills out the survey on their phone, they will still be able to fill out the survey again by using a tablet or desktop computer, even if the setting is set to “Prevent multiple participation”.

End Date

The End Date enables a specific date and time to be set when data collection ends. Following this date / time, participants can no longer access the survey.


The Languages section of the survey settings enables you to do three things:

  1. Add new languages to the survey (see “Available Languages” for more information)
  2. Translate the survey (see “Manage multilingual surveys” for more information)
  3. Change standard messages for this survey (see “Can I edit the default messages?” for more information).


Quotas are a useful tool to specify the audience of your survey. For example, to ensure sufficient male and female participants. By using quotas, your collected data can become more meaningful (see “How and why should I set up my quotas” for more information).

Section Order (professional user)

The section order setting enables you to randomise the order in which the sections will appear in your survey. By choosing one or more sections in the dropdown, you can exlude these sections from randomisation.

Updated on January 11, 2021

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