Dobility is expanding our team. Join us!

We’re looking for energetic and entrepreneurial individuals to join our efforts to grow our business and achieve our social mission. Although we are a small, lean, early-stage social enterprise, our product, SurveyCTO, has already been used by hundreds of teams in roughly 150 countries. Click here for a full list of open positions!

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SurveyCTO and the GDPR

Here at Dobility, we’ve always taken an approach to data security grounded in the moral obligation to protect privacy and honor confidentiality pledges. For us, that moral obligation was always binding. But with the arrival of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this obligation becomes legal as well – at least where the private or sensitive data of EU citizens is concerned...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming—are you ready?

Going into effect on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) intends to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). Implications for the international development and research communities could be profound. Learn more in this overview post.

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Magic Bus India Foundation Collects Evidence-Based Data to Measure Their Impact on Underprivileged Youth

Magic Bus India Foundation equips some of India's poorest children and young people with the skills and knowledge to grow up and be successful. In this case study, the Magic Bus team shares their experience with SurveyCTO and how it helped them answer the challenges that they had been facing in their Monitoring and Evaluation projects related to data security and timeliness.

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2.40: New review and correction workflow and more!

We’re excited to share our latest release with the SurveyCTO user community. With 2.40, you can enable a secure "review and correction" workflow for correcting incoming data (even encrypted submissions), collect richer GPS data with new support for shapes, traces, and offline maps, and much more!

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Join SurveyCTO at USAID’s Evidence & Innovation Day in D.C.

SurveyCTO is excited to participate in this year’s USAID Global Innovation Week as part of the Evidence & Innovation Day on September 28th in Washington D.C. USAID’s Global Innovation Week is a great opportunity to explore how the best ideas, innovations, and technologies are changing the way the U.S. Government, business, and philanthropy work together.

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Achieving Harmony Between Project Implementation and Research – Lessons from Laterite’s Embedded Advisor Model

Laterite recently entered a long-term engagement with TechnoServe’s East Africa Coffee Initiative to provide embedded and independent research and evaluation services to their operations in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Rwanda. We spoke with the Laterite team to understand this new embedded model and how it has helped their teams achieve harmony between project implementation and research.

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Mobile case management for multi-dimensional accountability

Oxfam is collaborating with local and global partners to capture, analyze, and respond to community feedback using SurveyCTO's case management functionality in an innovative way. The goal is to inform Oxfam’s Middle East humanitarian response and give those affected by crisis a voice for improved support and services. In this post, Chris summarizes a conference session with Oxfam GB's Emily Tomkys Valteri, including background on SurveyCTO's support for mobile case management.

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Raising funds responsibly is part of a social enterprise’s commitment

As the social enterprise sector grows, one of the more exciting vectors for innovation is financial. Coalitions such as the Impact Terms Project and organizations like Echoing Green are sharing resources and promoting new structures for funding double-bottom-line entities. Click here to read our post in collaboration with the Impact Terms Project.

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Improving the living conditions of populations in Mali with CERIPS

Recently, we had a chance to connect with our users at Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche sur l'Information en Population et Santé (CERIPS), a private research center in West Africa working to improve the living conditions of populations in Mali. CERIPS has worked with Population Council and UNICEF on multiple projects using SurveyCTO to collect baseline and endline survey data.

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Skills, status, and social networks: New research from South India

How does the formation of skills and social networks, especially those defined at the community and individual levels, influence the characteristics of individuals' trajectories in terms of social status, employment, and migration in South India? We connected with Christophe Jalil Nordman about his work on the Networks, Employment, dEbt, Mobilities, and Skills in India Survey (NEEMSIS) project at the French Institute of Pondicherry and asked him how his team is using SurveyCTO.

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2.30: All about integrations, permissions, and ease of use (VIDEO)

With 2.30, you can group and organize forms and datasets however you wish; more easily connect SurveyCTO data to external systems, including Salesforce, Gmail, Office 365, Twilio, and many, many others; take advantage of more web-based data export options and Stata templates, even for encrypted data; and access a new "Enterprise" version of SurveyCTO that makes it easier to share a single subscription across country offices or teams.

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Perspectives from the Mekong region with MDRI

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with researchers at Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI), a scientific research agency in the Mekong region and longtime SurveyCTO user. MDRI partners with a wide range of international and domestic clients, including the Asian Development Bank, International Labor Organization, United Nations Development Programme, and many others on projects spanning survey management, evaluation, M&E, and applied research.

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