Organizations working together to foster open source, standards-based tools for mobile data collection, aggregation, analysis, and reporting

One of OpenROSA‘s primary outputs has been the open source JavaRosa codebase, which has emerged as the prominent open source, standards-based and interoperable software for data collection on a wide range of Java-enabled phones. The consortium promotes the sharing of experiences on these topics and seeks to promote research into these issues as well as the evaluation of the uptake and health impacts of OpenROSA projects. OpenROSA has active developers in Bangladesh, Kenya, India, Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States.

OpenROSA and JavaRosa were launched with funding from the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and has received direct core funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Health Organization, and EpiHandy as well as the many organizations that have invested resources into developing and consolidating the code base and strengthening the community’s skills.

The OpenROSA website is under construction but will be re-launched soon. For more information, please contact reach the group on Google Groups.