ECQI stands for European Colonoscopy Quality Investigation Group. ECQI has assembled specialists, academics and advisors from many European countries with the goal of raising awareness of the need for improvement in colonoscopy standards across Europe.

The ECQI Group was formed in 2013 and has grown considerably since then. We have developed a practice level assessment questionnaire which reflects real-­world practice on colonoscopy procedures across Europe. The results of these investigations have been published and presented at national congresses and internationally at United European Gastroenterology Week since 2015.

Everyone wishing to improve quality in colonoscopy is cordially welcome to join us. We are actively seeking new colonoscopy practitioners from across Europe, their affiliated institutions and national societies. In the first instance, please contact the Secretariat for more information.

Dr Cristiano Spada
Chairman of the ECQI Group

How to participate, in three simple steps

1 Register your interest

To participate in the ECQI Group data audit, you must first register your interest with the secretariat.

You will need to be a fully qualified practicing physician, with the appropriate colonoscopy training.

2 Arrange an assessment

The assessment period takes place during certain fixed times. Assessment is currently open.

Sign in with your validated account to begin collecting data.

3 Collect data

There are currently three questionnaires designed: institution, practitioner and procedure.

Institution and practitioner questionnaires are each completed once; a procedure questionnaire is completed each time a total colonoscopy is performed.

European Participant Map


  1. Participant
  2. Non Participant

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  1. Belarus
  2. Denmark
  3. Finland
  4. Germany
  5. Hungary
  6. Italy
  7. Portugal
  8. Romania
  9. Russia
  10. Spain
  11. Sweden
  12. UK