What can you do with Uwazi?

Uwazi is designed for managing your data in one easy-to-search place. And much more.

  • Add and edit information easily

    Upload information and materials to your collection one at a time or in bulk. Once records are added, you can easily change or delete them, or choose to upload or import more.

  • Organise information precisely

    Categorise information, cross-reference documents and define relationships between records—all in a user-friendly way.

  • Find information quickly

    Search for information across the entire collection or within a specific record. Mix and match filters to narrow down your results.

  • Take information with you

    Export information in CSV format to take advantage of outside tools, such as spreadsheets, data analysis services or visualisation applications.

  • Work across multiple languages

    Translate both the interface of Uwazi itself, as well as all of the records within your collection, into one or more languages, including right-to-left languages like Arabic.

  • Visualise information in different ways

    Browse records as cards, in a table or on a map. View records, including large documents, without having to download anything.

  • Collaborate effectively

    Assign different permissions to different team members, as well as gather information from outside your team with submission forms.

  • Keep information safe

    Protect your collection with two-factor authentication and monitor any changes made through an activity log. If you’re a human rights organisation, you can securely host your collection with HURIDOCS. Alternatively, with sufficient technical capacity you can host Uwazi on your own server.

What can Uwazi be used for?

Uwazi can be configured for a number of purposes

Uwazi can be configured for a number of purposes, including, but in no way limited to:

  • Preserving evidence related to an ongoing situation
  • Managing complaints or cases for strategic litigation
  • Compiling libraries of law, jurisprudence, reports or academic works
  • Investigating a trove of public-interest documents
  • Building an archive of files that preserves collective memory
  • Monitoring and recording progress around policy implementation
  • Collecting and sharing open-access educational resources
  • Showcasing digitised art pieces or museum objects
  • Cataloguing a collection of campaign or advocacy materials

Who can use Uwazi?

The following groups of people are already using Uwazi

The following groups of people are already using Uwazi in a number of ways:

  • Human rights defenders
  • Journalists
  • Academics and researchers
  • Museum workers and art curators
  • Librarians and archivists
  • Educators
  • Lawyers
  • Open knowledge activists


We believe this will significantly help in delivering and verifying the information, identifying the victims closely and showing their own narratives, and, thus, shedding more light on the perpetrators and the places where they have committed their crimes.

— Ahmed Mefreh, Executive Director, Committee for Justice

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After 30 days, we offer scaled hosting packages. Using Uwazi for human rights impact? The first 100MB are complementary.


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