Research studies make up a significant portion of the research conducted by educational institutions. These studies can be complicated to manage because they require maintaining contact with several to many participants. As a result, managing the initial signup, the research tasks themselves, and any post-research follow-ups can be extremely time-consuming.
A digital solution can help by making it easy for research study participants to sign up directly via an online form and allows them to automatically send in more information as it becomes relevant.
SimplyCast presents the idea of the Research Study Management use case, a complete solution for gathering research study participants and managing interactions with them over the life of the study.
This solution makes use of forms that can be accessed through QR codes, dynamic sorting features, and a highly adaptive interface that can be customized to fit with the design of any research study.
4 Ways to Improve Research Study Management
SimplyCast anticipated the need for universities and colleges to have an adaptive and effective method for managing research studies, ensuring researchers can devote more time to their research.
To improve this process, there are four things we can look at. Let’s get started!
Online and QR-linked forms allow participants to sign up for research studies easily and can automatically feed participant contact information into a centralized digital record. This digital record can then be used for further contact purposes.
After participants sign up, rather than require researchers to contact them manually, they can be sent additional information as needed automatically as soon as it becomes relevant. This can be anything from scheduling appointments with them to simple touch points made over the course of the research study.
Many research studies will have key dates or appointments which participants will need to meet. Reminders can be set up to trigger automatically ahead of these dates. Additionally, studies can also make use of text messages to send participants reminders of study-related tasks.
Long-running research studies can benefit from sending regular updates to participants, as regular contact can help ensure that contact details remain accurate among other things. Once a study has been completed, long-term updating may still be necessary as results are determined and participants are made aware of any findings.
And that’s just the beginning of the ready-to-go research study management solution. Since the SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their solution, this research study management solution is fully customizable and able to be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every study.
Don’t worry about scalability and security! SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. This means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send more than 100,000 messages every hour and allows for more than 10,000 concurrent sessions. We are also able to acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.
Most importantly, we have a 99.5 percent minimum uptime, so with our solution, you can have peace of mind.
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