Members of the ESTICOM-associated network of researchers, public health officials, community representatives and activists in all EU countries and beyond were asked to help us revise the EMIS 2010 questionnaire for use in EMIS 2017. A first round of consultation went out to 318 members of the ESTICOM-associated network between November and December 2016. Overall, more than 50 agencies from 21 European countries responded, plus pan-European agencies and US agencies (survey improvement only). A second round of consultation was carried out in March and April 2017, with 40 responses received from 19 countries, representing 37 organisations. The English version of the EMIS 2017 questionnaire was finalised in August 2017; this was then translated into 33 languages before the survey launched in October 2017. The consortium partner responsible for the survey questionnaire was Sigma Research at the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.