Click on button in table or on in map to see main findings of that study.
How to use the table and map
This website aims to give an overview of all RAABs (and rapid assessments of cataract surgical services – RACSS, the software package that preceded RAAB) surveys done so far, the location, the year, PI, RAAB trainer, publications and the main findings. With written permission of the owner of the data the reports generated by the RAAB software and/or the original RAAB data files can be downloaded directly. See for example Argentina – Buenos Aires, 2003.
Click on the button in the column ‘View’ to see the publications, the main findings and and the downloads for both the reports and the original data files.
If permission is not given but the data files and reports are stored on the safe server, you can click on the Request Data button. See for example Cambodia 2007. The reports can be freely downloaded, but for the download of the data you have to send a mail to the PI. The PI will receive your mail, which automatically includes the link to the requested file on the safe server. So the decision and action to give you access to the original data files lies now directly with the PI. If the PI looses the files accidentally, the backup files will always remain available.
A number of RAABs may show N/A (not available) and no download or request data button. In those cases the data files have not yet been received or have not been uploaded yet.
All data files received are checked on quality (consistency check). In case of coding errors these are corrected as much as possible without violating the original observation. After cleaning all reports are generated in .pdf format in the latest version of RAAB5 and stored on a separate safe server as one zip file containing all reports. The original data files are also stored on the safe server as one zip file.
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