How do I follow a participant across studies?

You can follow a patient across studies by linking their participant key using the steps listed below (for more about participant keys, please refer to "Participant Keys - Tracking & Anonymizing Study Participants").

  • Log in to the Ocean Portal and navigate to the Studies tab.
  • Locate your first study and click "Configure".
  • Ensure that the first study is set to "Generate a participant key for this study" and select "Save".
  • Locate your second study and click "Configure". This time, click "Align this study's participant keys with" and select the first study from the dropdown menu.
  • Save your changes.
  • Repeat steps D and E for each study that you wish to link.
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