Data Collection System

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. As of October 1, 2022, Osnium is no longer 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.


Osnium information:

  • Was free for current users through September 30, 2022.
  • Starting October 1, 2022, Osnium will cost $102.50/month for agencies. Price is 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.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to Beth Chartrand and/or Deanna Harrington


Osnium resources:

Osnium & Database FAQs 2022 (updated 9/15/22)

Osnium Manual in English

Osnium Manual in Spanish

Basic Osnium Training Video

How to Run and Submit ESG/CAPER Reports

Osnium Database Info Call 11/10/21 (Zoom recording)

Osnium Database Info Call 11/10/21 (Powerpoint slides)

Osnium Demo Session 3/17/22 (Zoom recording)

2022 Upgrades Trainings (both recordings are same content)

Osnium Upgrades Training 9/29/22 (Zoom recording)

Osnium Upgrades Training 10/12/22 (Zoom recording)

Other database resources:

Vela Demo Session 4/27/22 (Zoom recording) - must be logged into Coalition Manager to view

Vela Pricing Sheet for NCCADV Members (as of 4/27/22) - must be logged into Coalition Manager to view

Vela General Info and Technology Specs Sheet

Vela References

For more information contact Beth Chartrand, Director of Grants and Data, or Natalie Pickett, Director of Member Services,