Release Notes for PEPFAR Data Genie: January 29, 2019

Paige Schoenberg -

Overview of previous and new Genie features as of 1/29/2019. Includes the DATIM Data Genie Application Operating Unit by Implementing Mechanism (OU by IM), Priority Sub-National Unit by IM (PSNU by IM), Site by IM User’s Guide and Data Dictionary


Release Notes for PEPFAR Data Genie: FY2019 Quarter 1 Release Updates

Version 1.6.0 (January 29, 2019)

1. Overview of changes

The PEPFAR Data Genie (Genie) has been updated to add FY2019 Q1 data along with relevant Q1 checks in the Data Review Tool (DRT). A new functionality has been introduced to pull certain reports with either daily data or with data from the last frozen instance. The SIMS 1.0 report has been archived.

2. Addition of FY2019 Quarter 1 data

In-process Q1 data is now available in the following reports: MER Approved, OUxIM, PSNUxIM, SitexIM, Data Review Tool. Data is refreshed nightly from DATIM.org.

3. Data Review Tool (DRT) Checks

Checks for the Data Review Tool (DRT) have been updated to reflect the guidance MER 2.3 guidance for FY2019 indicators. For a full list of checks, please download the tool and refer to the tab “Full List of Checks.”

4. New Daily/Frozen Toggle

The following reports can now be pulled in either a “daily” or “frozen” format: OUxIM, PSNUxIM, SitexIM, MER Approved. “Daily” reflects in-process data that syncs each day with DATIM.org. This is the same data that has been available in Genie historically. The new “frozen” reports reflect data from the last frozen instance of data, in accordance with the PEPFAR data calendar.

  • The current daily reports contain in-process FY2019 Q1 data as well as FY2018 data.
  • The current frozen reports contain FY2018 and FY2017 data. You can also access these datasets via Panorama in the "Downloads" section.

Frozen reports will update in accordance with the release of Panorama and the Structured Datasets. Please refer to the table below for a timeline of when frozen reports will be updated.

Time Period Frozen Dataset Available
January 21 – February 21, 2019 Q4 Cleaned Data Frozen December 21, 2018
February 22 – March 28, 2019 Q1 Initial Data, Frozen February 15, 2019
March 29 – May 21, 2019 Q1 Cleaned Data, Frozen March 22, 2019
May 22 – June 27, 2019 Q2 Initial Data, Frozen May 15, 2019
June 28 – August 21, 2019 Q2 Cleaned Data, Frozen June 21, 2019
August 22 – September 26, 2019 Q3 Initial Data, Frozen August 15, 2019
September 27 – November 21, 2019 Q3 Cleaned Data, Frozen September 20, 2019
November 22, 2019 – January 2, 2020 Q4 Initial Data, Frozen November 15, 2019
January 3, 2020 Q4 Cleaned Data, Frozen December 20, 2019

5. Updates to SIMS Reports 

  • The SIMS 2.0/3.0 report was not changed. FY2016 – FY2018 data are still included in this report, and FY2019 data will be added following the import deadline of February 8, 2019.
  • The SIMS 1.0 report has been archived.


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