This page links to examples of SIS instruments and data visualizations based on either demo data (we made it up) or public datasets. Most SIS instruments include:  

  • A data collection tool (like an online survey) that works on multiple platforms
  • An overview report that shows charts for all of the measures in an instrument and how the results interact with one another
  • A ‘technical report’ that provides context for the visualizations, including a description of the sample.

Quick suggestions poll for your clients

We think this instrument is the single most important tool in SIS. It can be customized for your services. The poll comprises 3 questions that asks for one suggestion, plus a priority rating (Very important, Important, Not very important), and a category (Skilled and competent service; Caring and respectful staff; Location, hours and languages; Facilities and equipment; Wait times; Other).

Survey with multiple outcome measures for health and employment

This survey includes several measures of success for services to immigrants and refugees. You can customize it with your organization’s name, add programs and locations, and add measures that meet your programs’ needs.

Collecting feedback from staff with a Team Effectiveness survey

The Team Effectiveness measure is a great way to improve how your teams function. The survey is at this link. We recommend against collecting open-ended responses and demographics (like gender) unless your sample is big enough to disguise individual respondents. To collect open-ended suggestions, use a quick suggestion poll instead.