DEEP – a collaborative analysis platform for effective aid responses

The Platform

The Data Entry and Exploration Platform (DEEP) offers a suite of tools and collaborative workflows that meet the needs for compiling, storing and structuring data and qualitative information. It was initially established in 2016 in the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake to strengthen collective sense-making and analysis.

More than 4,500 users in over 70 countries from the humanitarian and development communities are seeking to achieve a more robust, collaborative and transparent approach to needs assessments and situation analysis using DEEP’s open and free services.

4,900+

Current Users

70+

Countries

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DEEP promotes transparency, information sharing and collaborative workflows and minimizes fragmentation of initiatives, and duplication of efforts. The platform promotes data sharing as well as confidentiality for private projects.

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DEEP is free, open source, and fully accessible for all humanitarian and development users. Even the smallest local NGOs have access to a basic set of tools and services for secondary data analysis.

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DEEP uses data standards and common taxonomies, e.g., CODs, to ensure compatibility with other tools, datasets and processes.

Features

DEEP is an intelligent web-based platform offering a suite of collaborative tools tailored for qualitative and secondary data review:

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An open-source collaborative platform for analysis that simplifies the workflow of design, data acquisition, analysis, communication and documentation.

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Customized use of analysis frameworks to structure desk reviews, analysis or monitoring where users can create or collaborate on projects as well as import and tag documents and export the results.

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AI-Powered assisted tagging – the advanced Natural Language Processing enables the user to efficiently annotate and categorize content in the documents saving time and resources significantly. An active learning system is installed to train the platform further to achieve higher accuracy.

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Specialized modules for exploratory, descriptive, and interpretative analysis supporting information experts and analysts engaged in emergency responses and dedicated to country monitoring or situational analysis.

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The ability to conduct joint analysis across an ever-increasing set of crisis data which is curated and made available in a common workspace.

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Create

Create

Collate

Collate

Structure

Structure

Explore

Explore

analyse

analyse

monitor

monitor

analysis framework

Create

  • Create new projects to monitor
  • Identify and request to join and collaborate on existing projects
  • Clone, adapt or design your analysis framework and approach

assessment registry

Collate

  • Add own leads and sources
  • Connect to multiple real-time data sources or feeds
  • Access structured and organized historical data

STRUCTURED DATA & REPOSITORY

Structure

  • Structure and organize data based on agreed analysis framework
  • Benefit from semi-assisted tagging
  • Retrieve historical data from the common data repository

ANALYSIS MODULE

Explore

  • Add own leads and sources
  • Connect to multiple real-time data sources or feeds
  • Access structured and organized historical data

JOINT ANALYSIS

analyse

  • Identify, discuss and interpret jointly patterns, trends, anomalies
  • Set common priorities

SITUATION & RISK MONITORING

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  • Signal new and significant changes that pose a threat to people’s conditions, cross severity thresholds and require intervention

Dive In

With a completely new look and feel, DEEP offers a unique user experience with a more intuitive tagging flow, better visualization of data, and easier platform navigation.

View our latest support materials on the DEEP support site for videos and tutorials to quickly get going with the new DEEP.

DEEP Now

DEEP supports a variety of field or headquarters-based institutional work streams requiring solutions for managing unstructured data such as:

Secondary Data Review

Secondary Data Review

For informing specific research, context, needs or situational analysis

Assessment Registry

Assessment Registry

Cataloguing existing assessment reports for easy retrieval and understanding of where needs related information is available and identification of gaps

Protection Monitoring

Protection Monitoring

Designed to identify violations of rights and protection risks for populations of concern

Risk Analysis

Risk Analysis

Using media monitoring and collaborative analysis as a basis for detection of changes and early warning informing early action

By the numbers

2,300+

Projects

4,900+

Users

70+

Countries

66,000+

Sources

550,000+

Annotations

Case Studies

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Secondary Data Review


GIMAC SDR support to the Global Information Management and Analysis Cell for CV-19 joint analysis and monitoring in 7 countries

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Needs/Situational Analysis


iMMAP: Situation reports for 6 countries in support of humanitarian response

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Protection Analysis


• UNHCR: Situational analysis informing the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan in the Americas
• DRC: Piloting the Protection Analysis Framework

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Media Monitoring


OHCHR: Bringing structure to media monitoring efforts for human rights in South East Asia

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Operational Learning


IFRC: Used across the RCRC network to consolidate views and learning from operations to improve response

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Risk Analysis


GPPI: Seeking fund to use past assessment results to inform future sectoral needs

Partners & Network

DEEP is governed by a multi-stakeholder consortium. The secretariat is established and hosted by the Danish Refugee Council. The platform is developed and maintained by Data Friendly Space - DEEP’s principal technology partner.

Get in touch with us

We are here to help! Get in touch for a tutorial, questions or suggestions on improvements.

DEEP Project Manager: pm@thedeep.io

Technical Support: admin@thedeep.io

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