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Work - March 27, 2017

How to Increase Security by Encrypting Form Data

Encrypting form data incorporates an added level of security by making your data private, unreadable, and tamper-proof. This security mechanism can help you meet strict data privacy requirements sometimes set by ethical review boards for research studies. For example, you should encrypt data if you have surveys on highly sensitive topics like domestic violence and

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Work - February 27, 2017

Assign Granular Permissions to Forms

Restricting access to data is key in certain situations. For example, you might be collecting sensitive information and don’t want enumerators to see one another’s data. As a result, we introduced role-based permission restrictions to give you control over who among the collaborators can view and edit their data. This article will show you how

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Work - February 23, 2017

How We Helped Verify Water Points in Rural Tanzania with Ona, ODK, and OpenMapKit

Tanzania operates one of the world’s largest rural water schemes with over 80,000 public water points. To improve access to water in rural areas, DFID is supporting the Government of Tanzania through a payments-based results (PbR) scheme intended to incentivize local government authorities (LGAs) to maintain existing water points and build new ones where they

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Work - February 07, 2017

Ona and PATH in Zambia for OpenSRP Immunization Project

The Ona team started the year off right with a productive visit to Livingstone, Zambia, the site of the most recent OpenSRP implementation. James Maina (center), a technical project manager at Ona, asks a clinic nurse about her workflow. Photo: PATH/Mali Kambandu In Zambia, OpenSRP will be used as an immunization platform to support PATH’s BID Initiative,

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Work - January 13, 2017

Introducing Ona Form Builder

We are thrilled to introduce Ona Form Builder today. XLSForm authoring can be challenging. In response, we have added an online form builder that lets you design Ona forms that include features like ODK question types, form logic, and validation rules. Ona Form Builder is built off an open-source form builder from Kobo. Using Ona Form

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Work - January 04, 2017

Binning and Heatmap Visualizations on Maps

To help you visualize large datasets on a map, we added binning (including 3d!) and heatmap visualizations. Displaying points works well for small datasets, but a large number of submissions can cause overlapping points, which misrepresent the data and make it difficult to see geospatial trends. Hexbins and heatmaps solve that problem through binning —

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Work - December 27, 2016

How we secure your data

Our clients use Ona to collect, analyze, and disseminate mission critical data. We have worked on both the data collection side as well as the platform side and understand the importance of knowing your data is stored safely and securely. Here we’ll talk about the specific technologies we use to secure our users’ data. Security

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Work - December 08, 2016

High-resolution satellite basemap new in Ona maps

We are excited to announce the addition of a high-resolution satellite basemap from DigitalGlobe. This will provide over 150 million square kilometers of the earth’s surface in astonishing clarity. DigitalGlobe offers the highest resolution (it’s the only company that offers 30 cm resolution imagery) and most up-to-date satellite imagery available on the market. It’s a big investment,

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Work - December 06, 2016

UNICEF Innovation Fund Invests in OpenSRP!

We’re thrilled to share that the UNICEF Innovation Fund has chosen to invest in OpenSRP as one of their inaugural five technology investments. Their investment will support our partner, mPower, in using OpenSRP to expand their pioneering work to improve vaccine coverage in Bangladesh. Working with John Hopkin’s University, mPower will strengthen OpenSRP’s integration with RapidPro and continue

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Work - November 30, 2016

Make Your Forms Multilingual

Did you know you can develop an Ona survey that can be read in multiple languages? It is increasingly common for researchers to capture feedback from different regions with a diversity of languages. Since comprehending survey questions is a pivotal need for high quality responses, we recommend building surveys in the local language of enumerators

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