ODK is an open-source software designed for data collection

ODK

ODK is an open-source software designed for data collection, management and storage in resource-limited environments.

Project Description

It allows creating various types of forms that replace traditional paperwork in the process of gathering data. The tool can be used offline, and get synced once a network connection is found. It allows researchers, field teams, and M&E professionals to collect data in remote locations, and in places with limited access to the internet. 

ODK is used globally, mostly by government agencies and social impact organizations, such as WHO, Red Cross, or World Food Programme.

Our role and the team

We’ve been involved in the development of the ODK project since 2016. We’re also providing QA services for all ODK platforms. 

ODK Benefits

Accessibility

Offline mode allows you to use the application from anywhere around the world. If there is no internet connection, data will be stored, and synced once possible. It increases the solution’s accessibility in resource-limited environments.

Applicable in different contexts

Due to its universal features, ODK has been used in many different industries, such as public health, global development, crisis response, and climate monitoring. The tool’s simplicity allows easy application to the new contexts.

Various types of data

ODK forms can include various types of data, such as photos, GPS locations, skip logic, calculations, external datasets, or multiple languages, allowing more complex and comprehensive research.

Simple to use

The app is constructed and designed in a user-friendly, intuitive and simple way, making it quick to learn, and easy to use.

Open source

The solution is open source, meaning that its source code is publicly available and can be used by anyone for free. It allows users to customize the app to make it suitable for their specific needs.

Key Features

Forms for data collection
Offline mode
Automatic data synchronization
Easy data export​
Compatible with other apps (Excel, Power BI, Python, R)

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