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VOLUME 54 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles

REVIEW ARTICLE

Epicollect5: A Free, Fully Customizable Mobile-based Application for Data Collection in Clinical Research

Riddhi Gohil, Siddhartha Sharma, Sunny Sachdeva, Saurabh Gupta

Keywords : Applications, Data collection, Epicollect5, Mobile phone, Research, Smartphones

Citation Information : Gohil R, Sharma S, Sachdeva S, Gupta S. Epicollect5: A Free, Fully Customizable Mobile-based Application for Data Collection in Clinical Research. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2020; 54 (4):248-251.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1375

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Meticulous data collection is indispensable for clinical research. Traditionally, data collection involves pen and paper materials, wherein the researcher enters data onto prespecified data collection forms. This method is cumbersome, time-consuming, and fraught with errors. With the advent of smartphone technology, it is now possible to use data collection applications for this purpose. In this review, we look at EpiCollect5, a free-to-use application that allows creation of fully customizable databases for use in clinical research.


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