A data collection tool has both short-term and long-term benefits. In the short-term, it has the potential to dramatically ease the reporting process for agencies, while increasing the consistency of the data that is collected and reported. Better reporting mechanisms also increase opportunities for funding and strengthen an agency’s ability to advocate for more resources to support their services. Additionally, a data collection system will provide the long-term benefit of aggregate, statewide data that will facilitate the evaluation of what interventions and services have the greatest impact on improving services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and reducing rates of violence.
NCCADV and NCCASA realize the importance of having a database in order to have consistency in reporting and valuable data to tell the story of your agency. We believe that being able to offer you Osnium for the last 10+ years has been valuable in setting agencies up to be able to do this. Currently, Osnium will continue to be funded with a GCC grant through September 30, 2022. Starting October 1, 2022, Osnium will no longer be available as a free database to agencies.
If you do not have Osnium currently, you can still get it set up for free. We have been working with Osnium in order to ensure those of you who are using it can continue to use it in the most affordable way possible. NCCADV and NCCASA do not recommend any specific databases, but we are here to support you as you look into choices and make decisions.
- Remains free for current users through September 30, 2022.
- New agency users can still get for free through September 30, 2022.
- Price options will depending on the number of agencies that continue to use Osnium as their database starting October 1, 2022. As of November 5, 2021, if more than 50 agencies continue use, it will cost approximately $80/month; if less than 50 agencies continue use, it will cost approximately $125/month. Prices are subject to change.
NCCADV and NCCASA are also researching additional database options and cost points and will provide an update as soon as we have confirmed that information with other vendors.
NNEDV offers a variety of resources to consider when choosing a database which can be found here.