OpenFn Integration Toolkit
The OpenFn Integration Toolkit is a digital global good that helps health and humanitarian organizations automate key processes and integrate critical systems, so they spend less time managing data and more time focusing on their work.
Type of Digital Public Good
- Open content
- Open data
- ✅ Open software
- Open standard
- Open AI model
1. Is it relevant to one of the Sustainable Development Goals?
- 1. No Poverty
Evidence: OpenFn is currently in use in over 20 low and middle income countries across the world--primarily by health and humanitarian organizations. Examples include UNICEF, UNHCR, Miracle Feet and the IRC. These organizations use OpenFn to better facilitate program needs.
- 4. Quality Education
Evidence: We have partnered with Dimagi and USAID to integrate the Honduras Ministry of Education's Moodle learning management system with a USAID program application running on CommCare. For other education-related projects, see link below.
- 15. Life on Land
Evidence: Wildlife Conservation Society and the ConSoSci partnership work on conservation action in 30+ countries and use OpenFn to connect their data sources for faster analysis, enhanced research, and more effective conservation and social response.
2. Does it use an appropriate open license?
Yes, this project is licensed under the following license(s):
3. Is ownership clearly defined?
Is the ownership of the project and everything that the project produces clearly defined and documented?
If yes - please link to the relevant copyright, trademarks, or ownership documentation for the project.
4. Does the license of libraries/dependencies undermine the openess of the project?
Does this open project have mandatory dependencies (i.e. libraries, hardware) that create more restrictions than the original license?
If yes - are the open source components able to demonstrate independence from the closed component(s) and/or are there functional, open alternatives?
If yes - please describe how the open source components are independent and/or list the open alternatives for the closed component:
5. Is there documentation?
Does some documentation exist of the source code, use cases, and/or functional requirements. For software projects, this should be present as technical documentation that would allow a technical person unfamiliar with the project to launch and run the software. For datasets and data projects, this should be present as documentation that describes all the fields in the set, and provides context on how the data was collected and how it should be interpreted. For content collections, this should indicate any relevant compatible apps, software, hardware required to access the content and any instructions about how to use it.
If yes - please link to the relevant documentation:
6. Is non PII data and/or content accessible?
Does this project collect or use non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) data and/or content?
If yes - is there a mechanism for extracting or importing non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) from the system in a non-proprietary format?
If yes - describe the mechanism for extracting or importing non-personally identifiable information from the system in a non-proprietary format:
This for project configuration: https://docs.openfn.org/documentation/portability,
This for runs: https://docs.openfn.org/documentation/manage/platform-mgmt/#export-runs-to-csv
This for messages: https://docs.openfn.org/documentation/manage/platform-mgmt/#export-messages-to-csv,
7. Does the project adhere to privacy and other applicable international and domestic laws?
Has this project taken steps to ensure adherence with relevant privacy, domestic, and international laws? For example, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union or the Supplementary Act A/SA.1/01/10 on Personal Data Protection for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (yes/no)
If yes, please list some of relevant laws that the project complies with:
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
8. Does the project adhere to standards and best practices?
Does this project support standards? (i.e. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 or other standards such as those listed on W3C)
Which standards does this project support (please list)
Can you point to evidence of your support? (i.e. please link to your validator, open test suite, etc.)
Was this project built and developed according to or in adherence with any design, technical and/or sector best practices or principles? i.e. the Principles for Digital Development?
Which principles and best practices does this project support (please list)
- We attempt to follow all of the digital principles but especially “Understanding the Existing Ecosystem”, “Addressing Privacy and Security”, and “Designing for Scale”
9. Does the project do no harm by design?
Has this project taken steps to anticipate, prevent and do no harm by design?
On the whole, does this project take steps to ensure that it anticipates, prevents and does no harm by design?
Is there any additional information you would like to share about the mechanisms, processes or policies that this project uses to avoid doing harm by design?
OpenFn is a middleware provider rather than a data storage system. We move information from system A to system B, and integrations can be set up to be compliant with GDPR, HIPAA, and other policies. To make auditing and reprocessing easy, OpenFn temporarily stores message data and job run history, but we're not the single source of truth nor the final resting point for these data. When organizations choose to use our hosted OpenFn platform at OpenFn.org, no data processed by OpenFn is stored locally and our platform runs on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
OpenFn.org runs on the Google Cloud Platform, an infrastructure protected by more than 500 top experts in information, application, and network security. For organizations with specific compliance and data governance requirements, OpenFn can also be deployed on designated local- or cloud-infrastructure.
9.a. Data Privacy & Security
Does this project collect or store personally identifiable information (PII) data and/or content?
If yes - please list the types of data and/or content collected and/or stored by the project:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Email Address
- National ID
- Phone Number
If yes - does this project share this data and/or content with third parties?
Please describe the circumstances with which this project shares data and/or content with third parties. Please add links as relevant.
If yes - does the project ensure the privacy, security and integrity of this data and/or content collection and has it taken steps to prevent adverse impacts resulting from its collection, storage and distribution.
OpenFn prioritizes security, stability, and scalability (what we call S³) above all else, and many of our users implement OpenFn to comply with GDPR, HIPAA, and other policies. Read more on our Trust, Compliance, and Privacy pages.
9.b. Inappropriate & Illegal Content
Does this project collect, store or distribute content?
If yes - what kinds of content does this project, collect, store or distribute? (i.e. childrens books)
If yes - does this project have policies that describe what is considered innappropriate content? (i.e. child sexual abuse materials)
If yes - please link to the relevant policy/guidelines/documentation.
If yes - does this project have policies and processes for detecting and moderating innappropriate/illegal content?
If yes - please describe the policies and processes for detecting, reporting and removing innapropriate/illegal content (Please include the average response time for assessment and/or action. Link to any policies or descriptions of how inappropriate content is handled):
9.c. Protection from harassment
Does this project facilitate interactions with or between users or contributors?
If yes - does the project take steps to address the safety and security of underage users?
If yes - please describe the steps this project takes to address risk or prevent access by underage users:
If yes - does the project help users and contributors protect themselves against grief, abuse, and harassment?
If yes - please describe the steps taken to help users protect themselves.
Development & deployment countries
List of countries this project was developed in.
- South Africa
- Côte d'Ivoire
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
List of countries this project is actively deployed in.
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United States of America