Open Data Kit

University of Washington & Google

The Open Data Kit is a set of free and open-source software for collecting, managing, and using data in resource-constrained environments.

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According to their website Open Data Kit (ODK) allows a user to (1) build a survey through ODK Build, (2) conduct mobile data collection with ODK Collect, and (3) aggregate the collected data and extract with ODK Aggregate.

Find a video here explaining ODK.

Read more about the deployment of projects using ODK.

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ODK is a collaboration between Google and the University of Washington.

Core ODK development is supported by ongoing research at the University of Washington’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering and through donations from users.

The latest release can be downloaded on Play Store and GitHub.

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Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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