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Frequently Asked Questions: SIMS

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Refer to the attached document (available for download) to address your SIMS questions.  As a quick reference, see below.  If you have SIMS questions related to support (e.g., I can't see any SIMS data, I can't enter SIMS data, etc.), please contact the DATIM Helpdesk by opening a ticket and selecting "SIMS" as your content question.

  • Will COP 15 SIMS Action Planners (SAPs) be required to be revised adn re-submitted to HQ?
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  • How many SIMS visits are expected in a quarter?
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  • How should SIMS visits be prioritized to sites that are being transitioned within the next 6-12 months?
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  • What is the process by which SGAC provides concurrence for how OU’s define “high volume” sites?
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  • Do implementing partner focus follow-up visits count towards the total number of
    assessments?
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  • When will the SAP for COP16 be available and how does it differ from the current SAP?
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  • What do we do if respondents to SIMS assessments decline to answer questions?
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  • Why are we headed towards separate, agency-specific SIMS systems? Is it simply because of different operating systems?
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  • How will data from tablets be exchanged to DATIM in different agencies?
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  • When are the roll-out plans for agency data systems?
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  • Our SIMS dashboard received for our first POART call had many site visits missing, including sites under one whole mechanism. It was unclear why these sites were missing and what the process is to have our dashboard corrected—could this be addressed?
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  • What is the process for going to the next POART to make sure that the assessments you have done and the dashboards completed are validated by head office?
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  • Do we expect substantial differences between the agency apps?
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  • When can we have access to the Cumulative Country CEE Scores in-country?
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  • Is there cross-agency coordination for how we get SIMS data into the system? If you conduct a SIMS visit for another agency, then how do you get the data into the system?
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  • Who is eligible to be a lead assessor across multiple agencies?
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  • What is the correlation between SIMS and MER?
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  • How can we potentially combine MER and SIMS data?
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  • Who will be involved in remediation, revisits and rescoring?
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  • For a focused follow-up, do you have to rescore all the CEEs or only those that were scored red or yellow?
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  • What is the motivation behind IPs doing follow-up visits? Is it to lessen the work load for USG staff? Or do IPs bring a valuable perspective to the process? It’s not clear what the justification is and it only makes for a complicated process.
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  • What do you do when some groups systematically score red and no amount of remediation will change that?
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  • What is the guidance for remediation and follow-up visits when the initial visit was conducted in 16Q1 using v1.0 tool? Do we use SIMS 1.0 tool to rescore, or do we use SIMS 2.0?
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  • Do implementing partners get trained on conducting assessments? What will the training to conduct assessments for the IPs look like?
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  • What is the definition of above site in terms of criteria to define an administrative level to consider it significant enough given the implications on SIMS practice?
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  • Are there plans to get the tools translated?
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