What do I need?
An outline of the ODK Service at LSHTM: Introduction to ODK@LSHTM
Requesting use of the ODK @ LSHTM Service
Complete the ODK Server Request Form
If you want to use the ODK@LSHTM Device pool then send an ODK Device Request Form
Design your survey for ODK: Introduction to designing surveys with XLSFORM
We recommend writing forms using XLSForm and converting them to ODK-XML Files using XLSForm Offline:
XLSForm Offline (Enter the price as 00)
Setting up your devices and server
Setup your devices and the server to work together: ODK@LSHTM User Manual
Set your devices up for the field: Guidelines for setting up a tablet for use in the field
Update 09/2016 : Encryption
ODK form submission takes place over an encrypted connection to the LSHTM server, but for some groups (for instance those working with sensitive health data) it may be necessary to establish more stringent encryption.
We have successfully tested a fully encrypted route to data collection, which involves form encryption on the Android devices, the usual transfer across secure connection and storage on server in encrypted form. Using this approach, the data is secure from form finalisation to the project’s lead investigators. Decryption is performed locally on an encrypted machine that can be non-network connected. We also recommend that decryption keys are stored on solid state media such as encrypted USB drives.
If you plan to use fully encrypted data, please contact us for support.