MSHARE - Mobile Data Collection

MSHARE - Mobile Data Collection

UCSD Center on Gender Equity and Health

UCSD Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) at the University of California at San Diego has partnered with Qualcomm Institute at UCSD to produce MSHARE [Mobile Survey for Health Assessment and Research Evaluation], an android-based survey application and evaluation tracking system that can be used to support real time data sharing and data management across multiple sites in low resource settings around the world. MSHARE-programmed electronic survey applications can be downloaded via the internet for survey data collection, anywhere. Once data are collected, they can be uploaded into the password protected MSHARE data management system, for data compilation and storage, and conversion into an analyzable data set. While uploads and downloads require internet, the system is set up for use in areas with erratic internet access, allowing for local data storage until internet availability is possible. This system accepts multiple languages and scripts, and has the capacity to provide comparable data, across sites. Ongoing, real-time (rapid) data access is available from distant study sites. This means that data are simultaneously available for review by all team members across multiple sites/countries. This system is currently being used in rural South Asia and in multiple sites across the United States. This system captures data more accurately and efficiently than traditional paper surveys, while allowing for it to be transferred in real-time and shared via a web-based data management system for faster data access and faster data analysis. GEH is constantly working to improve MSHARE for operationalization and aims to revise and improve the web-based interface, while simultaneously incorporating additional features such as; GPS, photo, audio, and video data collection. We are currently seeking support for such refinements and improved capacities for global health settings. 

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UCSD Center on Gender Equity and Health

  • Institute of the Americas
    9500 Gilman Drive 0507
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0507

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