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A platform that your whole research team will love.

High-quality research requires high-quality data. And whether you’re studying autoimmune diseases or adoption trends, making sure that that information is clean, consistent, and easy to analyze is vital – and tricky. Especially when you’re dealing with multiple sources, diverse subjects, and enough IRB guidelines to fill a book.

 

 

Fortunately, Dharma makes it easy to not only collect and analyze clean data, but manage the research process as well. Unique access levels mean that you can let anyone collaborate on forms or manage the collection process. Diverse question types and flexible skip logic lets you customize your research instrument to fit your needs exactly. And the data you export is ready for statistical analysis in STATA, SPSS, R, or any other program that accepts .csv or .xlsx files.

RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS

The design, collection, collation, security constraints, and staff oversight involved in randomized controlled trials present a unique technology challenge. The additional technology needs of RCTs in low-resource settings mean that these trials require even more specialization, including the ability to both generate and add to records offline, monitor field teams, and assure proper methodology is implemented by assessing team metrics.

 

With Dharma’s offline-capable, HIPAA-compliant records system, you can manage an RCT anywhere, in any language, and on any device. In addition, the staff management and tracking features allow you keep tracking of who is what, where, and when.

  • Use Dharma’s sophisticated project management features to designate trial arms and manage them by site, duration, and staff team.
  • Track results and providers with Dharma’s staff tracking features.
  • Tabulate and compare results in real time in the results portal, and easily share site-specific or aggregate results with colleagues.
MIXED-METHODOLOGY RESEARCH

Dharma works uniquely well for research that includes qualitative components because it neatly integrates quantitative questions, such as information on demographics, with space for qualitative responses. Whether you’re collecting data on a mobile device, a computer running an emulator, or using web forms (coming soon), you can easily type up your notes and make sure they’re tracked to individual records. And the ability to access past records on the fly means that you can quickly check the data you’re collecting now against past notes and feedback.

  • Lower usage barriers for researchers of all backgrounds to collect qualitative data with easy-to-use mobile forms.
  • Mobile record access (even offline!) allows you to see your notes anytime, anywhere.
  • Rigorous data security standards mean that even if you’re doing research with human subjects, you can feel comfortable storing your information and sharing your information.
RESEARCH MANAGEMENT

Yes, Dharma’s great for gathering data of all types. And it’s flexible enough for use in pretty much any discipline you can imagine. But what you might not know is that it offers unprecedented research management tools as well. Individual project controls mean that you can track the work of an entire department – and that each participant can customize their projects as much as they need to. You can set precise start and stop dates, manage researchers and participants across sites, and share results with stakeholders ranging from community members to collaborators at other institutions.

  • Dharma’s streamlined project portal gives you a bird’s-eye view of all of the research your team or department is working on at any given time.
  • Staff roles let you designate access for individuals, whether they need to see results, manage data collectors, or assist with form design.
  • Metadata lets you track where, when, and by whom data was collected, giving you valuable insights into the research process.
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