Data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have always been an integral part of development and research work. These tasks were performed with paper and pen, which made them unreliable, time consuming, prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs.

We trained staff of Federal University of Technology Minna (Niger State) on design and use of OpenData Kit (ODK) to create surveys, collect, manage and upload data to storage facilities in real-time in order to reduce the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection and M&E.