An Expert Advisory Group provided oversight and detailed advice on key technical issues, including the overall methods and inputs throughout the ABDS 2018. The Indigenous Reference Group provided guidance on inputs and issues specifically related to estimating burden in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
In the ABDS 2011 each disease group had an expert panel of people with relevant clinical and epidemiological expertise to review and inform the methods being developed. This involvement was extended to ABDS 2015. For the ABDS 2018, panel members or key experts provided advice where methods were revised from those used in the ABDS 2015.