DFcollect User Guide

Release 5.2.0

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Nov 01, 2019


This guide describes the DFcollect app.

The instructions are intended to describe, in general terms, how data entry tasks are performed using DFcollect. The guidance provided here is not meant to replace more specific instructions which may be provided by the sponsor, principal investigator or coordinating site for a particular trial.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Help
2. Conventions
1. Introduction
1.1. What is DFcollect?
1.2. Compatible Devices
1.3. Capabilities
1.4. General Terminology & Interface Elements
1.4.1. Main Application Pages
1.4.2. Menus
1.4.3. Dialogs
1.4.4. Terminology
1.5. Preferences
1.6. Change Password
1.7. Locking
1.8. Session Timeout
1.9. Icon Reference Chart
2. Data Entry
2.1. Selecting a Subject
2.2. Navigating the Subject Binder
2.3. Entering Data / Completing a Record
2.3.1. Data Entry Aids
2.3.2. Data Types
2.3.3. Edit Checks
2.3.4. Saving Data
2.4. Finding Subject Records
3. Metadata
3.1. Queries
3.1.1. Add Query
3.1.2. Edit Query
3.1.3. Reply to Query
3.1.4. Delete Query
3.1.5. Multiple Queries Dialog
3.2. Add a Data Reason
3.3. Mark a Data Value as Missing
3.4. Resolving Queries
3.5. Managing Documents
3.5.1. Supported Document Types
3.5.2. Reviewing Documents
3.5.3. Adding Documents
3.5.4. Downloading Documents
4. Working Offline
4.1. Prepare To Go Offline
4.1.1. Downloading from Storage & Syncing
4.1.2. Downloading from Subjects Page
4.2. Offline Data Entry
4.3. Submit Data to Server
4.3.1. Conflict Resolution
4.3.2. Delete Data from Local Storage
A. Copyrights - Acknowledgments
A.1. External Software Copyrights
A.1.1. DCMTK software package
A.1.2. Jansson License
A.1.3. Mimencode
A.1.4. RSA Data Security, Inc., MD5 message-digest algorithm
A.1.5. mpack/munpack
A.1.6. TIFF
A.1.7. PostgreSQL
A.1.8. OpenSSL License
A.1.9. Original SSLeay License
A.1.10. gawk
A.1.11. Ghostscript
A.1.12. MariaDB and FreeTDS
A.1.13. QtAV
A.1.14. FFmpeg
A.1.15. c3.js
A.1.16. d3.js