Users may use the collected data to do retrospective analyses, look at regularities and patterns in the rate of cosmic rays, see how detection rates vary over Earth, how they change throughout the year, and how they are affected by such things as magnetic storms and solar activity cycles. The involvement of a classroom can range from simple counting and averaging of their own counts and averages, to comparing their data with that of another location on earth, or to much more complex analyses.
Users may also choose to monitor data in real time as they are being collected, to look for global or large-area events that might be caused by extremely high-energy rays or by clusters of rays. One possible analysis, which relates to the search for extraterrestrial signals, would be the determination by spherical triangulation of the direction of origin ensembles of rays. If there are any such ensembles, or pulses, of cosmic-ray particles arriving at Earth, they would blanket Earth in about twenty milliseconds, given their relativistic velocities. Out of random data
Other ways to present the ERGO data, such as visual representations, Google Earth maps, and other graphical means can be developed by participants in the ERGO network.