After creating or joining your first study, logging in to Castor will show you the 'My Studies' overview. This overview provides a list of the studies you are currently participating in, and information about those studies is also shown in this list.
From this overview, we can find out several details about the studies we take part in. The studies are sorted with most recently created studies at the top, by default. We can change this view using some of the options below, or find out information about our studies:
- 'Search' bar: allows you to search for a specific study by name or by study ID, and allows partial matching.
- 'Order by' menu: can be used to change the order of the study list, to sort by oldest or newest studies first, or alphabetically/reverse alphabetically (A-Z, Z-A).
- + New study: click here to create a new study.
- Filters: opens a list of filters by which you can narrow down the list of studies shown in your overview:
There are also some changes to the way your study name and status are displayed in the overview:
Study status: this indicates the current status of the study. An empty circle alongside 'Not Live' means that the study is not active, which means it may be in development or already completed. A green circle icon alongside 'Live' means that the study is currently active and data collection is in progress.
Study name and type: this is the title or name given to the study. Test or example studies will also be labelled as such, and are marked with icons to show their type - a 'test' study is indicated with a blue Erlenmeyer flask icon, and a yellow lightbulb icon is used to signify an 'example' type study.
Further details about the study can also be found on the right side of the study name:
This shows whether the study is Monocenter or Multicenter - this is based upon the number of institutes/centers added to the study.
Server location: shows the name of the server the study is stored on. EU Server relates to the Netherlands server (data.castoredc.com), UK Server shows studies on uk.castoredc.com and US Server is shown for studies on us.castoredc.com. For more information on data storage locations, see related article - Server: selecting data storage location.
Study options menu: clicking here will open the options menu for the study, currently this will show the option to Archive the study.