What do I need?


An outline of the ODK Service at LSHTM: Introduction to ODK@LSHTM


IMPORTANT UPDATE 2018-05-22 : Encryption

ODK form submission takes place over an encrypted connection to the LSHTM server, but it is additionally necessary to establish more stringent encryption.

We require ALL LSHTM Open Research Kit data to be fully encrypted.

Users who do not implement encryption within their forms may be in breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679


Instructions for how to implement encryption can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please note that data sets which use pseudonyms are not exempt from GDPR. All health data relating to individual, potentially identifiable individual humans is considered sensitive data under GDPR.



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


Setting up your devices and server

Setup your devices and the server to work together: ODK@LSHTM User Manual


Survey Design

Design your survey for ODK: Introduction to designing surveys with XLSFORM

Refer to the encryption documentation to set up security within your XLSdorm

We recommend writing forms using XLSForm in Excel and converting them to ODK-XML Files using XLSForm Offline:

Guide to using XLSForms

XLSForm Offline


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