Users may use the collected data to do retrospective analyses, look at regularities and patterns in the rate of cosmic rays and 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 data, to comparing their data with those of another location on earth—or to much more complex geometrical and mathematical analyses.
Users may also choose to monitor data in real time as collected to look for global or large-area events that caused by extremely high-energy rays or by clusters of rays. One possible type of analysis, relating to the search for extraterrestrial signals, would be the determination by spherical triangulation of of origin of ensembles of rays. If there are any such ensembles, or pulses, of multiple cosmic-ray particles arriving at Earth, they would blanket Earth in about twenty milliseconds, given their relativistic velocities.
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.