Data Collection

Digital forms for data collection & field research

Field work becomes simple with ProofSafe digital forms. Forms on iOS or Android devices can collect text, images, signatures, mapping/GPS data, number formats, calculated questions (and others). You can also create lookup lists for quick selection.

Once complete your uploaded data is delivered as a spreadsheet - no data re-entry, no mistakes!   Data can also be delivered via an API or in any other format you specify.   (API - moves data between different computer programs)

Moving from paper to digital forms is like packing up the street directory and using a GPS unit, it will be okay!   ProofSafe includes unique features ensuring all your questions are answered and your data is complete.

Proof Safe provides simple to use data collection tools for field work and OHS WHS systems compliance
Efficient data collection and transfer.

Digital forms suited to any task

Every organisation collects information, this may be for scientific research, administration, surveys, audits, safety compliance etc. ProofSafe was developed to solve the OHS / WHS compliance minefield, so it needed to be higly flexible. The result is a system with features that can work for everyone in every data collection situation.

Some common uses:
  • Research
  • Pre-start checks (JSA, JSEA, SWMS)
  • Vehicle log books
  • Fauna surveys
  • Safety audits
  • Client surveys
  • Citizen Science projects

Creating and editing forms

ProofSafe forms are simple to create, we work closely with clients to build the best forms on your behalf. This saves time and ensures you have user friendly, well designed forms.

Proof Safe digital forms for offline data collection

Recent data collection projects using ProofSafe

Bookend Trust / NatureTrackers / Where? Where? Wedgie! - This Tasmania wide Citizen Science project is looking at birds of prey across the state and particularly Wedge Tailed Eagles. Groups from landowners to school groups will participate in a coordinated survey over a long weekend in May to try and gain a better understanding of the target bird population.
ProofSafe is supporting the project, building and providing a custom survey App for all participants to use as they collect a range of data including times, GPS locations, notes and even degrees of certainty. The data is returned via our API to populate a dynamic map and also delivered in amalagamated form ready for immediate analysis.

Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI) applied ecological research - ARI is using ProofSafe to survey Greater Gliders, the study is undertaken in two parts with a form for spotlighting work at night and a separate form for collecting vegetation data during daylight hours. Devices such as smartphones are perfect for nighttime surveys as they keep things simple with no external light source required.  Upon completion of the field work all data is amalgamated by ProofSafe and delivered as a single Excel file for analysis.

Treetec - Arboriculture / Ecology - using Proof Safe to assess tree populations in urban settings and deliver reports.  A digital form is configured in two levels; the main form is used for general project information, then a repeatable sub form is used for each individual tree. There are various question types such as a cascading species list for quick selection, health and structure categories within dropdown lists, photo and GPS questions. Once that data is uploaded it's fed into a report template and automatically ouput as a Word document including data tables, images and maps.

Download the App to your device at:

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