Project Management Survey Collection Tools

What is Collect SMART? Surveyor using mobile App

Collect SMART, The Survey Management and Response Tool, is a suite of software designed to help users manage and implement data collection efforts including CDC’s Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER).  NCIPH collaborated with local health departments and their community and hospital partners to design, develop, and pilot test an easy-to-use mobile app and project management dashboard to facilitate field data collection efforts. Collect SMART allows for the rapid collection of community-level data for decision makers based on valid sampling methods, improving the timeliness of data collection while reducing the cost of purchasing or maintaining mapping or data collection software and equipment.

How does Collect SMART work?

A project manager can securely login to Collect SMART to pull their random sample of clusters and then upload this spatial data to their android based tablet or phones installed with the Collect SMART app.  Data is stored securely on the cloud and can be analyzed in real-time by the project manager. Collect SMART is an efficient and cost-effective solution for obtaining high quality, representative data to assist with data collection projects; including community health needs assessments, pre/post disaster assessments or convenience surveys.

Collect SMART includes:

• Mobile app: software app for use on Android tablets and phones, integrated with CDC’s mobile Epi Info™, and includes cloud-based storage for added data security
• Project management dashboard: website that provides cluster sample selection using U.S. Census spatial data, survey team tracking, and real-time data analysis widgets

These tools were produced by Sky Highways and the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center via funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response under Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. Revision 3.0