We support academic research with a single platform technology solution for field data collection, surveying and documentation, inventory/specimen management and tracking, remote sensor input, and more.
The built-in analysis tools can maximize the analysis potential of any research dataset, with customizable analysis products that extract social, cultural, economic, and environmental understanding, as well as assist in predictive and trends analysis.
We are currently working with the University of Edinburgh, University of Liverpool Institute of Infection and Global Health, and International Livestock Research Institute on the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) ZooLink Project. ZooLinK integrates three strands of activity: scientific research, enhanced operational capacity, and policy development. The objectives of ZooLinK are 1) to obtain proof-of-principle and 2) to provide design specifications and implementation plan for a sustainable, integrated surveillance system in humans and livestock for endemic and emerging zoonoses.
ZooLink researchers will use the Field Information Support Tool. Data collectors will upload complex, media-rich reports to a secure, web-based portal. Data will be securely accessible in Nairobi using the FusionPortal application, with regular downloads to servers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Liverpool. The data outputs from the ZooLinK program will contain demographic data on human and animal populations of western Kenya, data tracing the livestock value in the region, economic data relating to disease surveillance, and detailed lab data from cattle and pigs. Multimedia data, such as photographs, audio-files and videos can be collected to provide added value to the core data set.
We are currently building a special version of the Gather application for “pandemic” preparedness for a broader view of disease surveillance, early warning, early detection, and response to infectious disease outbreaks, particularly vector-borne diseases such has malaria, Dengue, chikungunya, Ebola, as well as influenza and influenza-like illnesses/febrile diseases.