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Task 4.2: Fieldwork management tool extensions

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Tablet SMS client
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Task 4.2: Fieldwork management tool extensions

The Tablet SMS developed by CentERdata, University of Tilburg is designed to replace the current Sample Management System and Sample Distributor to make it possible to conduct the Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) on tablets. The Tablet SMS has the following goals:

  • Expanding the applicability. Make the survey instrument compatible with newer windows versions and non-Windows operating systems.
  • Simplify the installation process so there is no more need for initialization files for the client.
  • Replace the current SFTP/FTPS data transfer protocol with https.
The software consists of three components: the client that is used by interviewers in the field to manage their workload, a questionnaire engine for conducting the interview and a centralised management system which manages the exchange of data between the survey agency and interviewers and maintains a central database which can be used for fieldwork progress monitoring

The current prototype can be explored below.

Tablet SMS client

The client can be used on a handheld mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet or a laptop. Interviewers can use the program to manage their workload, to record contact attempts and conduct interviewers.



Open the online version of the App. Use Chrome or Safari browser.

Test log in details are:
username:IWER1
password:Iwer1!!!

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Windows 7 Android iOS
The Tablet SMS for Apple IOS is not supported on this showcase page. When the App is rolled out for fieldwork an IOS version will be available to download from the App store .

Case Management System

All data transmitted to and from the app is stored secure and accessible online. Survey agencies will import the sample into the Case Management system, allocate households to interviewers and then use the server to monitor fieldwork.

Explore the Case Management system

Test log in details are:
username:admin
password:admin

Deliverables & Documents


D4.5 Prototype of tablet SMS

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