Getting help

OpenDA is Open Source: it is developed, extended and supported by its users. The OpenDA association stimulates the further development of a user community through its forum and by organising user meetings. So, your professional peers are probably the first place you go to if you need help. Please, search the forum on sourceforge or The OpenDA Group on Linkedin first because chances are that your problem was encountered and solved before. If the OpenDA software behaves different from what you expect, you could take a look at the bug-tracker (at Sourceforge, not yet operational) to see if your problem has been reported before. If all this fails, you can drop a message on the forum or Linkedin and hope that someone will answer it. The user community has been relatively small so far, so we don't know whether it will support a growing user group. But it's worth the try.
Please, do not use the general e-mail adress of OpenDA ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for questions about the software itself or its use. This is because any question that you may have can be relevant to others as well, so it is best posted publicly on the forum. The This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. adress is reserved for communicating with the OpenDA association about issues that transcend the software itself and its use. If you use it for non-intended purposes, we will kindly refer you to the forum.

OpenDA courses

Course material is available on this website under Documentation/OpenDA course. That is simply the material that was used in previous courses. It gives you the slides, but obviously not the talk that goes with it. So, perhaps it is not enough for you.
OpenDA courses are organised as needs arise. So, if you are interested in taking a course, just contact the OpenDA association through its general mail adress This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us what kind of course you require. We wait until a sufficient number of people (some 10 persons) have shown interest and then organise the course that matches the needs of those people. The costs are determined by the costs we make (we don't make any serious profit) and depend on the number of participants and the number of days. Courses are held at the location that is most convenient for the majority of the participants.
We also supply in-company trainings. The OpenDA association has access to a list of experienced OpenDA users that are quite willing to give a course. Please contact the OpenDA association through its general mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us what you require. Then, we can make a proposal of what we can do and discuss it with you. In-company trainings, like the open-subscription courses, are given at a cost-only basis (although we welcome any extra's you have available).

Professional support

The OpenDA association offers support packages for professional support, please check out the different options in our leaflet OpenDA_support.pdf.
If you require professional support that is not offered by the OpenDA association, you may also check out the Partners page. There you will find a list of OpenDA partners that can supply you with different kinds of services on a professional/commercial basis. Partners are usually also in for cooperating with you in offerings to third parties.