We have identified our preferred core systems to use for each of these data collection modes. The use of these core systems helps us as an organisation by allowing us to develop standardised methods and tools that we can reuse for different studies, based on their data collection mode.

At MLW we categorise data collection efforts as:

Paper based

  • For paper-based data collection our preferred system is Teleform.


  • For electronic data collection our preferred system is OpenDataKit which we usually refer to as ODK.

Secondary Systems

  • The Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is another system at MLW that we can help researchers interact with.