How to obtain EQ-5D
If you are interested in EQ-5D we have several sample versions and demos available. Please note that these versions are for inspection purposes only. If you wish to view a sample version in your language (i.e. not UK English), please contact us.
If you have decided to use EQ-5D please register at our website. The EuroQol Office team will then contact you by e-mail and inform you about the terms and conditions which apply to your use of the EQ-5D, including licensing fees (if applicable).
Please allow 5 working days to receive this reply.
On the basis of the information you have provided on the registration form the EuroQol Office team will determine the license fee, if applicable. For this determination the EuroQol Office team uses our current User Policy document, which is available on request.
If commercial parties intend to use EQ-5D, a license fee will be charged. The licensing revenues are used by the Foundation to fund activities in line with our Vision and Mission. Main activities include, but are not limited to, funding research projects, scientific meetings and EQ-5D user support. For more information on our activities as a registered charity under Dutch law, see our ANBI page.
Non-commercial parties, research
If non-commercial parties intend to use EQ-5D for research purposes, no license fee is charged. The rationale is that this use will result in new research publications on EQ-5D, which is of benefit to the EuroQol Group and it members, and to the scientific community.
Non-commercial parties, non-research
If non-commercial parties intend to use EQ-5D for non-research purposes, such as clinical use, benchmarking, Routine Outcome Measurement etc., a modest license fee will be charged. The rationale is that such internal use is of no direct benefit to the EuroQol Group, its members or the scientific community. Therefore, a modest fee is charged. The revenues will be used as described above.
If you need more information on our licensing policy, or if you would like to receive a copy of our current User Policy document, please contact us.
Please note that without the prior written consent of the EuroQol Office, you are not permitted to i.e. use, reproduce, alter, amend, convert, translate, publish or make available in whatever way (digital, hard-copy etc.) the EQ-5D and related proprietary materials.
The EuroQol Research Foundation stresses that any and all copyrights in the EQ-5D, its (digital) representations, and its translations exclusively vest in the EuroQol Research Foundation.
EQ-5D™ is a trade mark of the EuroQol Research Foundation.