What is PRJCTS?

This post will be particularly useful for those who are new to PRJCTS and want to learn more about how PRJCTS can help you and your collaborators to get the most out of your research and collaborate in the most efficient and enjoyable manner. However, the best way to explore is to try it yourself!
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New to PRJCTS?​

PRJCTS covers the entire workflow in clinical research, therefore all project collaborators can participate in collecting data, perform real-time analyses with statistical tests and graphical presentations, and share data. PRJCTS is a generic solution useful for many industries, but it is designed with a particular focus on medical research. The repertoire of analytical tools and the need for data security and preservation of data privacy throughout the collaborative process have been optimized for clinical use.

PRJCTS has unrivaled flexibility and is so easy-to-use that it has practically no learning curve. Because the user can do everything without help from super users or the IT department, it is the go-to solution for every-day use for both smaller projects or registries and larger and more complex studies that involve multiple centers and international partners.

Registry

Create a new registry or project and design easy-to-use forms for entering data.

Collaborate

Interact with your colleagues through project collaborations.

Analysis

Analyse the data with descriptive statistics and statistical tests.

Graphs

Present the data in graphs and tables.

Project administration

Store all your projects safely in one place and eliminate the need for files containing raw data.

PROM

Set up your PROM-projects with all the analytical tools you expect from an end-to-end solution.

PRJCTS can be the workhorse for most clinical research projects and registries. It provides a platform to store all your projects in one place and you can get rid of the files with raw data stored on local computers and various institutional servers. As an end-to-end platform, you can avoid duplicate files and different versions, and streamline the workflow by eliminating the need for multiple applications for even single tasks. Import and export between software solutions involve risks for data integrity and may also pose legal challenges if the files contain sensitive data. PRJCTS is also very convenient because you can literally work from anywhere with an internet connection through a web browser. And finally, it is an ideal platform for collaborations.

Access to real-time data analyses for all participants provides a completely new dimension to research collaborations. In fact, this is the only meaningful way to collaborate. 

Key features

  • Store all your projects safely in one place and eliminate the need for files containing raw data.​
  • Import existing data sets.​
  • Create new projects or registries in minutes with complete control of the variables and design easy-to-use forms for entering data.​
  • Export entire datasets or filtered data if needed.​
  • Analyze the data with descriptive statistics and statistical tests.​
  • Present the data in graphs and tables.​
  • Interact with your colleagues through project collaborations. By assigning privileges you have the tools required to be compliant with institutional regulations as well as EU-GDPR and US-HIPPA.​
  • Set up your own PROM-projects with all the analytical tools you expect from an end-to-end solution.​
  • Be completely independent of super users and the IT-department. All you need is a browser​

The dashboard​

The dashboard gives an immediate overview of all your projects. Cards show the project description and the number of entries. You can filter the projects, create new projects, and edit your account information. With PRJCTS, you have immediate access to the datasets and analytical tools.

Create new projects

From scratch

It is easy and intuitive to create new projects and define the variables. If you want to create a project from scratch, you start by defining the variables. Setting up a project with date, text, numeric, or category variables is done in minutes.

The procedure is so easy that you and your team can spend all your time and energy on the scientific design of the project and not worry about how to set up the database.

Start with an existing dataset

You can drag and drop xls/xlsx or CSV files directly into PRJCTS. Prior to the import, you have to follow a few guidelines that are described in the FAQ in PRJCTS once you have logged in. The rules are easy, and after the import, you can add rules for validation, change names, add category values, choose radio buttons or dropdown menus, organize the variables in groups, make calculations and tailor the forms to your needs. Furthermore, once the data is imported, you can immediately start analyzing the data and create graphs and tables.

Download example dataset:

Global collaboration

PRJCTS is designed for collaboration throughout the entire workflow of a project. That means that all the collaborators can participate in defining variables, collecting data, and take part in the analytical process with real-time statistical analyses and graphical presentations.

This is one of the unique features of PRJCTS and provides researchers and medical professionals with an incredibly powerful tool for discoveries and to engage in collaborations.

Assign privileges

Privileges are assigned to each individual collaborator and regulate access to view, edit or analyze the data at the user level, organizational level, or to the access of the complete dataset. It is easy to preserve data privacy in multicenter collaborations. Privileges can be set so that the user has access to analyze the aggregated data in the complete dataset, but only edit and view the raw data containing individual patient information at the user or organization level.

Analyses​

A unique feature of PRJCTS is that the users do not interact directly with the raw data when performing statistical and graphical analyses. There is no need to prepare the data, reorganize columns and rows, introduce grouping variables or check for missing data. The data is always ready for analysis, and there is no risk for errors to be introduced into the dataset when project collaborators perform analyses, filter data, or export tables and figures.

All analyses are performed in real-time with the data retrieved directly from the database.

Supported statistics​

PRJCTS contains both descriptive statistics and statistical tests. The descriptive statistics include standard deviation, confidence intervals, standard error, median, range, min/max, kurtosis, skewness, and quartile range. However, one of the most powerful features of PRJCTS is that statistical tests can be run directly on the dataset in an extremely easy-to-use user interface. Non-parametric and parametric tests, survival curves, crosstable analyses, tests for normality, correlations, and regression analyses can be performed on-demand without reorganizing the raw data. In fact, the user does not need to see the underlying raw data at all.

Crosstable analysis of categorical data. Depending on the data, statistical analyses with Fischer’s Exact test or Chi-square can be performed.
Correlation and linear regression. Combining filters is a powerful and intuitive way to identify subsets in the dataset and discover relationships and associations.
Kaplan Meier survival analysis. Compare groups, visualize confidence intervals, and perform Log Rank statistical analysis.

PROM

Patients, investigators, and authorities request increased patient involvement in today’s and tomorrow’s research. For example, prolonged survival of six months in palliative cancer patients may seem like an improvement, but without any measure considering the patient perspective, the conclusion may be premature. That is the reason we created Ledidi PROM (Reported Outcome Measures) – to allow the patient to be heard.

The Ledidi PROM dashboard gives you an overview of the overall response as well as the response to the different distributions. Here’s an example, you as an orthopedic surgeon, are interested in pain and function after total knee arthroplasty (knee implants). You define the form and the time points the form should be pushed to the patients. That could be at one defined time point after surgery or as many different time points as you decide. The dashboard provides you with a complete overview.

In addition to the PROM Dashboard, Ledidi PROM features an intuitive form-building module as well as a patient and distribution overview.

Ledidi PROM uses the same analytical tools as PRJCTS. That way performing analysis is always at your fingertips without any need for exporting or preparing the data for other software. 

Security

Data security is critical in clinical research and medical registries. PRJCTS and LEDIDI™ is compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 

The raw data is encrypted end-to-end (in transit and at rest), and user authentication is secured by two-factor authentication. In research collaborations, project members can be assigned privileges at a detailed level so that multicenter studies are truly collaborative, but at the same time, individual raw data remain protected. For example, project members can be given permission to analyze data at an aggregated level without having access to raw data from individual patients.

Security

  • Two-factor authentication
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Privileges designed for multicenter collaboration
  • Privileges designed for multicenter collaboration
  • Restricted access to variables with sensitive information

Regulations

  • The Norwegian Directorate for eHealth
  • EU-GDPR
  • HIPAA
  • EU-US Privacy Shield

Support​

Our support team is always available 24/7 to assist you if you need help with anything. Right from the app.