Dear ODK users and evaluators,
I would like to announce the public availability of SurveyCTO, a
commercially-hosted, supported survey platform based on ODK. You can learn
all about the product and sign up for a 30-day free trial at
SurveyCTO was built to make secure, high-quality electronic data-collection
as simple as possible. It began piloting in September of last year, and it
is now in-use in over a dozen household surveys. Key features include:
Securely hosted server environment with databases mirrored 24x7 across
multiple U.S. data centers, with backups restorable to any point in the
Extensive online help with lots of sample forms.
On-device automatic backups to protect against SD card failures.
Ability to automatically collect data about survey administration,
including "random audio audits," where parts of surveys are secretly
recorded for quality-control purposes.
Simple wizards for building constraint and relevance expressions, and for
Automatic output of Stata templates that label and merge data, with
support for applying corrections to collected data.
Automatic output of mail-merge templates and execution of mail merges on
data export, so that nicely-formatted Word versions of the data can be
reviewed for quality-control purposes.
Streamlined client software for two-click download, export, and
processing of new data, complete with support for configurations that
require decryption of data on cold-room computers.
Integrated XLSForm support so that you can upload Excel-based form
definitions directly onto the server.
You can find a more complete list of features at www.surveycto.com. There,
you can also take a brief tour of the product and sign up for a 30-day free
trial. If you give the product a try, you will see how we took the best of
the ODK platform, simplified and streamlined the user experience, and
extended the feature-set to support greater security and quality-control.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are very open
to suggestions from the ODK community, and we are continually improving the