March 2021

Is my data secure?

By |2021-03-25T14:33:08+01:00March 25th, 2021|

QuickTrials is built with security in mind. The solution is designed in such a way that only authorised users can access your data, using the same kind of encryption (SSL) and technology that is often used for internet banking.  QuickTrials is hosted by Google which provides very secure data centers which comply with security standards like ISO 27001 and SOC3.  More information about Google’s compliance certificates can be found here: [...]

June 2020

Recording in the field, syncing and editing at a different location

By |2020-06-09T06:42:17+02:00June 8th, 2020|

For example, the device is at the field and all the values are captured, but then when our field person is at home, they notice something they missed and enter the missing value at home. The last location (home) would be stored. Depending on if they synced before editing at home, you will be able to see the field position in the history though. This means that in case you [...]

My login does not work

By |2020-06-08T07:53:20+02:00June 8th, 2020|

Make sure the user entry in the web app uses a valid Google login. If you can log in to the website with the user (Admin / Editor / Template admin), it works.If you are a staff member, you can check this by logging in to the main www.google.com search site by clicking on the "sign-in" button at the top right.If it does not work there might be some spelling [...]

May 2020

What are best practices around using GPS locations?

By |2020-06-08T07:56:26+02:00May 27th, 2020|

If you want to record correct site locations, explicitly create a location field for an observation group linked only to the site. This means that for each site, staff will have to collect the value once explicitly and can also correct eventual errors by checking on a google map. If you want to make sure your staff is actually recording data at the correct location, you can use the automatic [...]

How does this get updated?

By |2020-06-08T07:56:26+02:00May 27th, 2020|

It is updated on each edit on the mobile, but only stored as a single history entry on every sync. This means that if you edit the data without syncing, it will just update the same record on your device. Once it's synced, a history entry will be created on the server. If you then change it again on the device and sync, it will create a new history record [...]

How is automatic lat/long/timestamp data captured?

By |2020-06-08T07:56:26+02:00May 27th, 2020|

This data is updated every time an observation group record is updated. Values are stored together in one record per observation group and selected dimensions. Eg, if you would have an observation group for 4 values and you record them for a certain visit / plot, this will generate a single record with all 4 values and a time / GPS.

What kind of logins are allowed for QuickTrials?

By |2021-03-22T13:27:21+01:00May 27th, 2020|

There are different type of logins possible in QuickTrials: Google Login: Use an email address that can be used for Google services. Includes all the Google security options like 2FA etc, periodic password checks etc. Direct Login: Use an email formatted username in QuickTrials and define the password either directly as an admin or let the user set the password via an emailed link. Apple Login (iOS): Use an Apple [...]

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