Imperial College London
Epicollect5 is an open-source mobile and web application for data collection
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).
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Any organization, work group, NGO, local or regional government that collects and manages important amount of information through polls, surveys or forms.
Epicollect5 is a software platform build on HTML5.
This is an open-source product. All functionalities within Epicollect5 platform can be used freely.
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.
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.
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Local regulation on information privacy rights and policies needs to be reviewed where implementation and usage is taking place.
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