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Event: 'Data Management Using CSPro' Print
Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 At 08:00 AM
Duration: 4 Days 1 Hour

April 9 – 12, 2018

Last date of registration – April 4, 2018

About the workshop

Data management plays a crucial role in ensuring quality of research data. A well designed database is one of the key components of data management. There are several software packages that are available for this purpose. However, irrespective of the type of database used, a lot of planning and thought goes into the designing of a database depending upon the study design, study setting and the manpower available.

CSPro is a public domain data management and statistical package, developed and maintained by the US Census Bureau(https://www.census.gov/populaon/internaonal/soware/cspro/).This software is freely available and can be used for entering, editing, tabulating, mapping, and disseminating census and survey data. Using this software is beneficial for those who wish to build their data entry application to process their data either using windows or Android operating system. Data collected on windows/android device, can be synchronized to centralized location using Internet. CAPI (Computer Assisted personnel interviewing) applications can also be built in CSPro.

Who can attend?

This four day introductory course is suitable for computer programmers, IT professionals, and subject-matter specialists such as statisticians, demographers, and economists who wish to use CSPro to manage survey or other quantitative data. Applicants are not expected to have previous experience using CSPro but must be comfortable with Windows Operating system based software. It isdesirable if participants are familiar with using basic scripting language.


  • Introduction to CSPro working environment
  • Data structures and Data types
  • Designing a data entry application
  • Creating data dictionary
  • Logic checks and skip patterns
  • Double data entry method
  • Database validation
  • Data validation
  • Batch Edit Application
  • Tabulation Application
  • Data transfer to other statistical software
  • Database backup and archiving
  • CSPro data entry application deployment to Android Device along with data synchronize to central location.

Registration Fee

Indian National: 10000 INR per participant

International Participant: 20000 INR per participant

The registration fee includes course kit, lunch and snacks. Please note that the participants will have to bear their own travel, boarding and lodging expenses. However, the organizers will be able to provide a list of hotels or guesthouses nearby the institute upon request.

About the Faculty

Manoj Kumar Soni is a Senior Database Administrator at Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi. His educational background being in M.Sc. (Computer Science) and M.P.S. (Population Studies). He has more than 10 years of experience in design, implementation and data analysis with several data processing software (CSPro, SPSS,Stata, EPI Info, MS Access, MS Excel and OpenClinica). He has data processing experience of working in several national (NFHS, DLHS, SAGE, GATS) and international surveys. He also has data processing experience of clinical research studies and public health related projects. Before joining IIPH-D, he has been associated with Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR University), Jaipur for about a decade. He has also provided his services as data manager for the Afghanistan National Mortality Survey. He has been involved as Consultant in Afghanistan DHS with Moph, Afghanistan,USAID and ICF Macro, USA.

How to apply?

Interested participants may email their completed registration form This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and submit the fee by E-transfer or by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the key contact person. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request.

We do not accept cash. International participants are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.

Key Contact Person

Ms Tanuja Bhandari, Assistant Manager – Program (Training) Indian Institute of Public Health-Delhi Public Health Foundation of India Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Gurgaon-122002, Haryana, India (Tel: +91 124 4722900 (Extn:4110) Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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