groups » Data Management and Statistics » Data collection software: Access vs EpiData vs EpiInfo

Hello Data Management and Statistics group!

I work for the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN). We're in the process of developing a toolkit to promote high-quality antimalarial efficacy and laboratory testing and data standardisation. An element of this toolkit will be template data collection tools (CRF and database) using 'simple' software that can be used offline (i.e. not OpenClinica or RedCap) . You can visit for more information.

We have posted a beta version of a Access database and would be grateful to receive feedback so please take a look!

We're also planning to develop a similar database using EpiData and possibly using EpiInfo. I would love to hear from people who have used any or all of these software and perhaps start a discussion of the pros and cons of each? Please share your thoughts.



Access data management EpiData EpiInfo

  • Hi Emmanuelle, sorry I'm so far behind. You may be interested in openXdata as a data collection tool as it can interface to openClinica.

  • edenis Emmanuelle Denis 22 Feb 2013

    Hi Mike, It's my turn to apologise for taking so long to reply to you! I tried to check out OpenXData a few weeks ago but their website was down for a while. It's back up now and openXdata does look interesting so thanks for teh advice!

  • Olorunfemi Olorunfemi 21 Jul 2013

    Hi Emmanuelle, Having worked with epi info for sometime now and i think its an exciting and easy to use tool as it was besically customised for medical research. Easy to design and flexible to use. I hope you try it out.

  • edenis Emmanuelle Denis 26 Jul 2013

    Hi Olorunfemi, Thank you for your feedback. our colleagues at the CDC Division of Parasitic Disease and Malaria have very generously offered us an EpiInfo malaria in vivo efficacy data entry program to make available through the WWARN website and we hope to get it online very soon!

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