Updated on August 25, 2018


Created on June 14, 2017


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Epicollect5 is an open-source mobile and web application for data collection

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Product Description

Epicollect5 is an open-source mobile and web application for data collection. It provides both the web and mobile application for the generation of forms (questionnaires) and available hosted project websites for data collection. Data are collected (including GPS and media) using multiple devices and all data can be viewed on a central server (via map, tables and charts). Information required can be exported in csv and json format. The mobile app is available for both Android (4.4+) and iOS (8+). This app is the evolution of Epicollect and Epicollect+ (Plus).

Manufacturing/Building Method

Epicollect5 is a software platform build on HTML5.

Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

User Provision Model

The Epicollect5 web platform is available for access. The Android app can be downloaded on the Google Play Store and the iOS app can be downloaded on the Apple Store.

Distributions to Date Status


Design Specifications

Epicollect5 is an online software. Users need to create an account to start using the app – including mobile forms config, data collection, data visualization, etc.

Technical Support

Full User Guide can be found online. To report issues and bugs or get more info, users can consult the Epicollect5 community and post under the appropriate category

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Vetted Performance Status

After evaluation of existing data collection/processing solutions and their field testing in Kenya, Tanzania and Senegal, Epicollect5 has been selected as the data collection tool for the Emerging Pandemic Threats Phase 2 (EPT-2) Program conducted by FAO and funded by USAID. This app is the evolution of Epicollect and Epicollect+ (Plus).



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Academic Research and References

  1. Aanensen DM, Huntley DM, Feil EJ, al-Own F, Spratt BG (2009) EpiCollect: Linking Smartphones to Web Applications for Epidemiology, Ecology and Community Data Collection. PLOS ONE 4(9): e6968. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0006968
  2. Yadav, P. and Darlington, J. (2016). Design Guidelines for the User-Centred Collaborative Citizen Science Platforms. Cornell University Library
  3. White, E., Basford, L., Birch, S., Black, A., Culham, A., McGoff, H., Lundqvist, K., Oppenheimer, P., Tanner, J., Wells, M. and Mauchline, A. (2015) Creating and implementing a biodiversity recording app for teaching and research in environmental studies. The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 1 (1). ISSN 2055-4990

Compliance with regulations

Local regulation on information privacy rights and policies needs to be reviewed where implementation and usage is taking place.

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