Your chance to actually change the world. You need 2.5 hours in August to do it

Dear BiM world – here is a chance to help out the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) AND, in the process, actually nudge the entire pain world. The IASP is currently working with the WHO on a system of classifying chronic pain as part of the ICD-11.  We would like to invite you to participate in the testing of the draft system. **Please note that the deadline is end of August.**

Some background:

The IASP task force has developed a new classification of chronic pain conditions for ICD-11.  The study consists of two parts: line coding and case coding. You will receive more detailed information on each part once you have registered for participation. You also find a step by step description below. The study will be implemented on the ICD-FiT, the WHO study platform for all ICD-11 field studies.

What you will do:

Before you begin with line coding and case coding, you will be able to access an online training course, which will introduce you to the new classification (20 – 30 minutes). Upon completion of the training and the corresponding knowledge test, you can continue with line coding and case coding. Line coding and case coding will take about 1.5-2 hours in total. Of course, you will be able to take a break at any time and continue later. You will also receive a user manual guiding you through the ICD-FiT as well as the ICD-11 Browser.

How to participate

1) Sign up on with your email-address
2) You will receive two emails within a few days: [1] a link to register in the ICD-FiT and [2] a welcome email with detailed instructions on how to proceed, the user manual for the ICD-FiT and the link to the online training
3) After registration in the ICD-FiT, the study coordination is going to allot cases to you. This may take a couple of days. Once you are all set, you can start!
4) Once you have completed the field testing, you will receive an IASP certificate.IASP classification chronic pain conditions ICD-11If you have any questions regarding the field testing, please contact the study coordinators at

This is really important work and if you can spare 2.5 hours during August, the IASP, and BIM would really appreciate it!