Assign Granular Permissions to Forms


Restricting access to data is key in certain situations. For example, you might be collecting sensitive information and don’t want enumerators to see one another’s data. As a result, we introduced role-based permission restrictions to give you control over who among the collaborators can view and edit their data. This article will show you how to set these permissions on your project.

Previously, permission levels were limited to projects, not individual forms. With role-based restrictions, administrators can assign access levels in each survey form. For each form you have these options:


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How We Helped Verify Water Points in Rural Tanzania with Ona, ODK, and OpenMapKit


Tanzania operates one of the world’s largest rural water schemes with over 80,000 public water points. To improve access to water in rural areas, DFID is supporting the Government of Tanzania through a payments-based results (PbR) scheme intended to incentivize local government authorities (LGAs) to maintain existing water points and build new ones where they are needed. This scheme is part of the twenty-year Water Sector Development Programme (WSDP), which aims to improve access to and sustainability of improved rural and urban water supplies.

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Ona This Month February 2017 Newsletter



What’s new?

Ona Form Builder

A few weeks ago, we launched an online form builder to help you author forms without creating an XLSForm. The initial version had a few limitations. Since then, we’ve added the ability to edit forms you’ve created with the form builder. Check out the help site to learn to use the form builder. Let us know if the online form builder is helpful to you.

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Ona and PATH in Zambia for OpenSRP Immunization Project


The Ona team started the year off right with a productive visit to Livingstone, Zambia, the site of the most recent OpenSRP implementation.

Ona Path Zambia
James Maina (center), a technical project manager at Ona, asks a clinic nurse about her workflow. Photo: PATH/Mali Kambandu

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New Murals in the Nairobi Office


The walls in our Nairobi office are starting to look better! Onto a workroom wall, Roger Wong painted the image from the December newsletter.

Ona mural

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