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ANZICS Winter Forum from a Lead Developer’s perspective

By | 2018-10-30T07:59:09+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Categories: Team News|

Lead Developer, Cain Harland, joined Spiral many years ago and has been part of every web-based development the company has ever undertaken. In 2011, Spiral founded Spinnaker Software and that same year Cain took part in his first clinical trial project, The Heat Trial. He has continued as lead developer for all Spinnaker trials since. This [...]

Tip #4 – Manage your emails from Spinnaker

By | 2018-10-29T16:52:59+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: Spinnaker Tips|

Did you know you have control over which emails you receive from Spinnaker! Email notifications are a good thing because they let you know something has happened, like a patient randomised, or they help you remember to follow-up with a patient. But maybe you don't want to receive some notifications ... or maybe you want extra emails.  Heres [...]

Your feedback creates overhauled patient list

By | 2018-10-29T16:52:52+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Categories: New to Spinnaker|

Thanks to some really positive, useful feedback from our users (you!) we have been able to improve one of the most-used and popular pages in Spinnaker - the "Patient List" page. This is the page that shows you, at a glance, the status of your patient follow-ups and form completions. The page lists all your patients that [...]

Easy feedback added to Spinnaker

By | 2018-10-29T16:52:45+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: New to Spinnaker|

We've added Usersnap to all our projects so that you can report bugs where they happen, when they happen, using point & click tools that make it simple for you. It's a great tool for project teams to share information and communicate when they are doing user testing. Obviously, this is a useful tool for user testers [...]

Red & Amber ranges help with monitoring

By | 2018-10-29T16:52:36+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Spinnaker Tips|

Many of you will be familiar with the amber and red ranges in Spinnaker. In a nutshell ... Ranges are set by the project management team and logged in Spinnaker when the trial is set up. Each numeric datapoint can have an amber range and a red range. Red ranges specify the absolute outside limit of [...]

Software releases published for all

By | 2018-10-29T16:52:30+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Categories: New to Spinnaker, Spinnaker Tips|

Now when we do a software release we publish the details of the release on a new page within Spinnaker. The page is in the Manage section of the website and it's called "Releases". If you like staying up to date with whats happening on your project take a look at the Releases page every Wednesday [...]

Our 5 most common errors

By | 2018-10-29T16:52:24+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Spinnaker Tips|

These are the 5 most common errors reported by users of Spinnaker. They account for over 80% of errors. If you get one of these also read my post on tips for when things go wrong Unable to connect to server The connection to the server has timed out while attempting to connect to your database. Possible [...]

Tips for when things go wrong

By | 2018-10-29T16:52:18+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Spinnaker Tips|

We try really hard to provide a smooth, "always on" experience with Spinnaker.... but occasionally something goes wrong. When it does here's what you can do to speed up the troubleshooting process. Check other websites e.g. the Sydney Morning Herald, are available. If you cannot access other websites you have a connection problem on your computer. [...]

Taking a screenshot

By | 2018-10-29T16:52:12+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Spinnaker Tips|

Take a screenshot A picture of your screen is the quickest way to describe your error message. Heres 4 different ways to capture a screenshot in Windows 10. Windows Snipping Tool The Windows' built-in screenshot tool, the Snipping Tool, can be found in Start > All Programs > Windows Accessories > Snipping Tool. The [...]