Epicollect5 Data Collection User Guide
What is Epicollect5
Create a project
Edit Project Details
Add & Edit entries
Rename a project
Import & export a project
Web link to add entries
Import & export forms
Import & export possible answers
Edit possible answers
Platforms and media
Add a project
Add Entries (single form)
Add Entries (multiple forms)
Save and resume entries
Delete a project
Adjust font size
Beta updates (Android)
Common Use Cases
Matrix style questions
Other, Please Specify
Non hierarchical forms
Users working groups
Excel and UTF-8
Child Forms vs Branches
Child forms vs branches
What is Epicollect5
Free and easy-to-use mobile data-gathering platform.
is a mobile & web application for free and easy data collection.
It provides both the web and mobile applications for the generation of forms (questionnaires) and freely hosted project websites for data collection.
Projects are created by using the web application at
see how to create a project
) then downloaded to the device to perform the data collection (
see how to add a project to the mobile app
Data are collected (including GPS and media) using multiple devices and all data can be viewed on a central server (via map, tables, and charts).
Data can be exported in
The mobile app is available for both Android (5+) and iOS (8+)
Epicollect5 is 100% free to use without any limits(*)
. You can create as many projects and upload as many entries as you like.
Epicollect5 is financially supported by the
Wellcome Trust Foundation
and we implement open source technologies to be able to provide the service for free.
(*)Please be aware a fair usage policy still applies. For example, if you upload 500 videos at 500MB each that will be 250GB of storage, which is too much.
While nothing stops you from doing that, our resources are limited and Epicollect5 is not a free storage solution.
Ready? Go ahead and
create your first project!
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Ready? Go ahead and create your first project!