Articles tagged with 'Rave'

Categorizing Diagnostic results into High, Medium and Low Importance

With more than 100 Diagnostic checks (and more planned) TrialGrid is able to identify many quality, standards and best practice issues in Rave Study Builds. But if the Diagnostics identify 100 issues, which should you work on first? What should get priority?

As with so many things, it depends. Not all TrialGrid Diagnostics are appropriate for every study. For example, there are a number of Diagnostics which relate to Rave EDC (formerly RaveX). If you are using Rave EDC for your study then findings from these Diagnostics are high priority. If you are using Rave Classic then findings from these Diagnostics are either of low priority or the Diagnostic should not be used at all.

This week we released a new feature for Diagnostics which allow an Importance of High, Medium or Low to be assigned to Diagnostics used in your Project. So for Project 1 a Diagnostic might be High importance while in Project 2 the same Diagnostic is of Medium or Low importance.

Any Diagnostic which is Active for a Project can now have its importance set:

Setting Importance

This importance level is also exported in Diagnostic results. Very useful in the Excel exports to allow filtering of results:

Exporting Importance

And in the Diagnostic results themselves you can also filter by Importance level:

Importance Filtering

All Diagnostics have a default of "Medium" importance. Adjust this as required for your individual Project.

We hope these features help our customers who are communicating Diagnostic results back to study build teams for action.

Export and Import direct to/from Rave Architect

The TrialGrid system is designed to be a single environment for all the activities of study build. Rave Architect gives you a tool to build studies but it is not designed to capture design notes about the study or anything more than rudimentary workflow for the current state of Forms and Edit Checks in a Draft. For example, in Architect you can't make a comment on a Form that will then be seen by other users and you can't apply a label to an Edit Check to signal that it is ready for testing.

In TrialGrid you can perform these actions but until now you were required to download Architect Loader Spreadsheets (ALS) from Rave Architect, work on them in TrialGrid and then export them back to an ALS and re-upload to Rave Architect.

This week we released an updated version of our Direct Import and Export functions in TrialGrid.

Direct Draft/Version Import

From the Drafts page you can now import an ALS file directly from Rave Architect. This works with Rave Classic accounts and with iMedidata accounts - even those that have two-factor authentication enabled:

Two Factor Challenge

You can choose to authenticate TrialGrid for 30 days or just for the remainder of your TrialGrid session. Once you have authenticated you can import Drafts or Versions from any URL and Project you have access to.

Selecting URL / Project / Draft

Direct Draft Export

Exporting a Draft from TrialGrid can now be done directly from the home page for a Draft. Authentication via Rave Classic or iMedidata is the same but for export you can choose whether to create a new draft, overwrite or merge an existing Draft. TrialGrid then exports the current Draft to Rave Architect and updates you on progress.


Being able to work in one system while importing and exporting to Rave Architect makes for a much smoother workflow. Just one of the convenience features we are adding to TrialGrid. Watch this space for updates in the next few weeks.

User Acceptance Testing Released

This week we released version 1 of our Automated User Acceptance Testing (UAT) feature to Beta site users and we are starting to work with customers to implement this approach into their processes. Manually testing Edit Checks and other dynamic features of Medidata Rave studies is tedious, error-prone work that takes a long time. Organizations which adopt the Automated UAT approach can test their studies faster, gather better quality testing evidence and free up their skilled staff for higher-value work.

Need convincing? Here's a video which demonstrates in 1 minute 38 seconds:

  • Creating a test script for an Edit Check
  • Reviewing the test script
  • Executing the test and collecting screenshot evidence (also available in PDF)
  • Reviewing the results in Medidata Rave

This video shows the testing for a single Edit Check but the system is also able to create and run test cases for hundreds of Edit Checks at a time. It also works for Rave EDC as well as Rave Classic (shown in video).

If you are ready to accelerate your Edit Check testing. Get in touch!