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Training on Mobile Data Collection using EpiCollect (March 11 to March 15, 2019)

About the course

Advances in information technology have opened exciting new avenues for how research is conducted, with huge implications to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). One of these advances is the use of Mobile Data Collection (MDC). Instead of collection data on paper using a pen, which is the manually entered into a database for analysis, data is input into a device which is then capable of exporting directly into a centralized database for processing and analysis.

EpiCollect is a suite of tools that allows data collection using Android mobile devices and data submission to an online server. This training will equip the participants with skills to author, field and manage mobile data collection platform using EpiCollect.

Target Participants

This course is aimed at organizational staffs who are conducting field data collection activities.

Course duration

5 Days

What you will learn

By the end of this training the participants will learn to:

· Create a Project website at

· Use EpiCollect form builder to design a Form

· Load the Project into the EpiCollect app on your phone

· Collect multiple sets of geotagged data

· Synchronise data from your phone with your project website

· View data using Google Maps and Google Earth at your Project Website

Course Outline

Introduction to Mobile based Data Collection

Overview of MDC
Benefits and challenges of MDC
Different MDC platforms and technologies
GPS concepts
Data types
Introduction to EpiCollect

Components of EpiCollect 5
EpiCollect vs other MDC technologies
EpiCollect Case studies
EpiCollect web application

Creating a project
Adding and editing entries
Managing users
Mapping data
Downloading data
Import and Export projects
EpiCollect Form Builder

Introduction to form builder
Input types
Form design
Linking forms
Form logics
Import and export forms
Import and export possible answers
EpiCollect mobile app

Installation of EpiCollect app on android and iphone
Adding a project
Adding an entry
Editing entries
Saving and uploading entries
Downloading entries
Sharing images
Integration with other data platforms

Exporting EpiCollect data for further analysis in Spreadsheet
Importing into QGIS
Mapping project Photos
Preparing GIS project maps
From EpiCollect to visualization using GIS

Spatial Data Infrastructure(SDI)
Labelling using multiple fields
View, Edit attribute data
Performing table joins
QGIS Plugins
Recoding data
Performing basic statistical analysis using QGIS
Incorporating Pie Charts and Graphs in GIS maps
Preparing M&E Maps
Publishing into other online Platforms

Publishing into google maps and fusion tables
Publishing into other online platforms using qgis2web plugin
Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more:

The training fee covers tuition fees, learning materials, and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

Event Properties
Event Date March 11,2019, 8:00 am
Event End Date March 15,2019, 4:30 pm
Cut off date March 8,2019, 5:00 pm
Individual Price Kenyan - KES 80,000, International - USD 950
Location Nairobi


Country: Kenya