eFDB Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I have to do this?
Yes, with caveats. We want everyone to try the new system as IR-4 will be moving toward a more complete transition to electronic notebooks in the future. However, our first priority is trial success (see #2).
- Should I work from paper and transcribe?
We think this is a good idea for the first round. Most of you will be using the offline version and/or writing down critical phase data on paper and transcribing. We recognize that it will take time to get used to recording data electronically in the field.
- Can I use an iPad?
Yes. iPads can be used in the browser version and as of May 24th, the mobile edition as well. From the main browser window https://www.estudy.org/ir4/elm/ select the link at the top for Mobile Edition, then there will be a link for downloading on the iPad at the bottom.
- How do I log in?
Connect to the browser version https://www.estudy.org/ir4/elm/
Your username and password were assigned by IR-4 HQ. If you need assistance, see #5.
Organization code is “IR4”
- Who do I contact if I need help?
Administrators at HQ are Philip Moore and Jimmy Byrtus. Your friendly Regional Field Coordinator can help too.
- How do I know which documents should be hard copies and which can be uploaded to the eFDB?
See the document upload guide.