Go.Data Frequently Asked Questions

Who should use Go.Data?

Go.Data is designed as a flexible tool for field data collection, focusing on case and contact data including contact follow-up. It’s users include data managers, field epidemiologists, contact tracers and response managers.

Is Go.Data free to use?

Yes, Go.Data is distributed free to use at no cost. Terms of Use and Software License Agreement can be found within the tool. From the outset, Go.Data was designed as a tool that can be distributed with minimal barriers to adoption.

How do I use Go.Data?

Go.Data can be installed as standalone software running on one PC or it can be installed as a server installation. One installation of Go.Data can store multiple outbreaks. It supports multiple concurrent users collaborating together. Security model allows assigning granular roles and permissions to users. In addition, Go.Data has optional smartphone application for Android or iOS, and upon connection of the mobile app to the Go.Data instance case and contact data will become available on the Go.Data mobile app on the phone or tablet.

What operating system does Go.Data support?

Go.Data runs on Windows, Linux and mac OS environments. The mobile application is available for Android and iOS.

What can I do with Go.Data?

Go.Data focuses on outbreak investigation and field data collection. Go.Data is not build for a specific disease or country, and can be easily adopted to specifics of the outbreak response. Users with appropriate permissions can configure follow-up duration, adjust reference data, and design questionnaires for case investigation, contact follow-up and lab data. Users can also create case – case and case – contact relationships and build chains of transmission. Go.Data is a multilingual tool with extensive features for data import and export.

Who developed Go.Data?

Go.Data was designed and developed by WHO in collaboration with GOARN partner institutions. It builds on previous WHO and partners experience in design, development and roll out of the field data collection tools.