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Automate the processing of verbal autopsy data

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Automates the processing of verbal autopsy (VA) data from an ODK Aggregate server, through the openVA Pipeline middleware, and ending with a DHIS2 server (with the VA module). VA data are analyzed using the openVA package in R (see The openVA Toolkit article for more details).

The documentation for the openVA Pipeline can be found at:

Getting Started

The OpenVA Pipeline has been designed for (and tested on) Ubuntu LTS 20.04. The steps to install and configure the pipeline can be found in docs/ To make the installation easier, there is also a bash shell script that installs all necessary software (the script requires the sudo password). The script also works for Ubuntu LTS 22.04.


GNU General Public License v3.0

Licenses for Dependencies (ODK Briefcase and SmartVA-Analyze)

The openva-pipeline package makes use of two external programs: ODK-Briefcase-v1.18.0.jar and smartva. ODK Briefcase is a tool in the Open Data Kit (ODK) Software Suite, and is open-source software available under the Apache 2.0 license (see ODK_Briefcase_LICENSE. smartva is an open-source command line interface application for linux (see the SmartVA-Analyze MIT License) that is available for download from the ihmeuw/SmartVA-Analyze repository. These applications are NOT included under the same license as the OpenVA Pipeline (GPL-3).

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