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.
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.
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.
DEEP uses data standards and common taxonomies, e.g., CODs, to ensure compatibility with other tools, datasets and processes.
DEEP is an intelligent web-based platform offering a suite of collaborative tools tailored for qualitative and secondary data review:
An open-source collaborative platform for analysis that simplifies the workflow of design, data acquisition, analysis, communication and documentation.
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.
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.
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.
The ability to conduct joint analysis across an ever-increasing set of crisis data which is curated and made available in a common workspace.
DEEP supports a variety of field or headquarters-based institutional work streams requiring solutions for managing unstructured data such as:
For informing specific research, context, needs or situational analysis
Cataloguing existing assessment reports for easy retrieval and understanding of where needs related information is available and identification of gaps
Designed to identify violations of rights and protection risks for populations of concern
Using media monitoring and collaborative analysis as a basis for detection of changes and early warning informing early action
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.