Archive for June 2018

Automatically Append (and Track) Redeem Codes to URLs

One of the most commonly used interventional tools on ProofPilot is the promocode, or coupon code task template. The most frequent use case is to provide study participants free or highly discounted access to an important item for the study. It can also be used to provide rewards. Many study designers use the code to…

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Squashing June Bugs

June is the month for fixing and addressing issues and annoyances. Here are some highlights available now on both the ProofPilot participant and researcher experiences. Researcher Updates– Fixed a bug where survey previews combined answer options from multiple questions– Removed “Yes/No” survey question option, use Single choice question instead.– Correctly labeled “Likert Sliding Scale” – Made…

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Simulate and Train on In-Person Clinical Trial Experiences

A large majority of studies on ProofPilot include in person interactions. ProofPilot includes special ‘Conduct’ functionality to recruit and invite participants into studies. Now, you can preview and simulate in-person experiences. Studies that are not yet live are available to study collaborators in the conduct portion of the ProofPilot app. Collaborators may invite other collaborators…

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More ProofPilot Guidance and Resources

Those of us who started ProofPilot share very different backgrounds. But they share a similarity. We left research firms, academia, and service organizations because they were slow. Technology, the media, and consumers move quickly. We wanted to be able to respond with research tools fast enough to make the most of what was available. The…

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Tidier URLs in SMS Messages

ProofPilot’s text message links are now shorter and tidier. Technically, the maximum number of characters in an SMS messages is 160 characters. This update reduces the likelihood that SMS messages will be split in two when delivered to participants. For participants who elect to receive SMS text messages, ProofPilot sends the following messages with URLs…

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ProofPilot Goal Updates and What’s Next?

ProofPilot has some lofty goals. We’re not interested in being another electronic data capture system. We feel the world of research needs real change. The most disruptive startups don’t only create cool products. They upend business models. Salesforce created the software as a service subscription model. That replaced the old enterprise software contract. Uber, Airbnb,…

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5 Lessons We Haven’t Learned Yet from the Theranos Scandal

Theranos will go down as the early 21st century’s biggest healthcare fraud. It is epic on the level of Uber’s toxic culture. Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holms built partnerships with major health behemoths. They raised money for their innovative blood testing device from experienced investors. It was all a sham. There are plenty of explanations…

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