• Enabling SMART-TRIAL admins to switch multiple activation off on data events after a study has started under certain conditions


  • Issue with date question validation rule not triggering correctly when editing answers and the reference date is the fill-out date



  • Issue with Romanian translations not showing in the public fill-out views, instead displaying the english ones.



  • Changelog and auditlog of edits to form answers would not show values correctly in cases where a table-based question was in the form and had been changed from a static number of rows to dynamic rows



  • Added "Public Sign up Introduction text" on processes.

    • If enabled will replace the static text + purpose of study.
    • Is customisable and translatable.
    • Can be added to existing studies
  • Added a search field in the query list view. It is only used to search in the "Query text" column.

  • Added support for Finnish and Greek language.


  • Replaced the column "Latest comment" with "Original query text" in the query list allowing for improved identification of queries.
  • Only showing changed cell values, instead of all cells when viewing change log for a table.
  • Grouped medications now shows dates and have action buttons similar to non-grouped medication


  • A grammatical error in a Danish translation.
  • In some cases it was not possible to remove export label from a data event.
  • Medication module reference would always show as "changed" in the change log.
  • Validation rules would in some cases not get triggered on date questions.
  • Footer would show place holder values when going from "Edit" to "Preview" in the form builder, for large forms.
  • API would not return export labels for Form or Data events.
  • Webhooks with the trigger "Subject enrolled" would not correctly execute their action if the enrollment happened via public sign up.



  • Access to review form answers with a system-generated query (from e.g. a validation rule) was rejected, displaying an error.



  • Show edits through queries in the change log of form answers


  • Position of Capterra review box on the login page after logout
  • Unable to access change log of form answers without the Audit Log permission
  • Backwards compatibility issue with external resource for requesting export package regarding the "exportHeaders" field
  • Audit log entry for subject edit would show the database id of the user, that registered and updated the subject, rather than the email

SMART-TRIAL 2020.1 (2.14)

It has been a while, but we have not been twiddling our thumbs! Here is the full list of changes and fixes for 2020.1.

New features

  • Copy/Paste question

    • Click the copy button on a question to copy it to your clipboard
    • Paste it by clicking the "Paste" button, either in the current form, a different form in the same study or in an entirely different study!
    • The clipboard can contain one (1) item, similar to the copy paste function in Word
    • The clipboard is erased upon logout or closing the browser
    • The copy will copy the questions: Type, Question text (with an added "Copy Of"), validation rules, possibilities, rows, columns, and export labels - but NOT show rules.
    • Also works with Information text and Module references.
  • Subject ID Automation, choose between three new types of automatic subject ID!

    • Study incremented ID.
    • Site ID & Study incremented ID.
    • Site ID & Site incremented ID.
    • Specify the Site ID when creating a new site or edit an existing sites ID.
    • For more information see here.
  • Added a button to show QR code/link on subject events.

    • The QR code will open the subject questionnaire as if they had clicked on the link in their email or sms.
    • The QR code will allow for simpler sharing of subject event links, you will be able to grab a screenshot from e.g. a tablet and hand it to a subject.
    • Above the QR code is also a direct link to the subject questionnaire that can be pasted into an email or a browser.


  • Dynamic tables.

    • Specify the maximum number of allowed rows, and let your study personnel click the "+add" button to add a new row when needed!
    • Change between Dynamic and Static table during amendment mode
    • Rows can be deleted, will full trace-ability in the audit and change log.
  • Export labels on DE and forms.

    • Specify export labels on Data Events and Form
    • Neither of these have to be unique, but the system will give you a warning if the label is already used.
    • Question labels must still be unique within a form.
    • When creating your export you can choose to use SMART-TRIAL labels (E1_F3 _Q1) or your own labels (ScreeningVisit_Demographics _Weight) or both!
  • Enable/disable AE & Medication modules.

    • If you do not use the Medication or Adverse Event module in SMART-TRIAL, you can now disable it in the study settings.
    • This will remove any and all trace of the modules in your study. If you have already collected data using these module, it will not be deleted.
    • Can be enabled or disabled as you please.
  • You can now clear data in an entire table row

  • Validation rule support for possibility questions

    • Multiple choice, reponse, smiley question and Yes/No now support the use of validation rules.
    • E.g. Create a query if the user selects "Yes" to a certain question, or selects a specific combination in a multiple response question.
    • Please see here for an in-depth explanation.
  • Export allows for coded and uncoded (text answers) data

    • When creating an export you can now select whether you want Coded possibilities or you want Text possibilities.
    • Coded: Yes in the system becomes 1 in the export.
    • Text: Yes in the system becomes Yes in the export.
  • Added support for the following languages:

    • Estonian
    • Latvian
    • Lithuanian
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Romanian
    • Slovak
    • That bring our number of supported written languages up to 27! If there is a language you need for a study we currently do not have, write us at support@smart-trial.co.
  • Enable re-enrollment on public sign up.

    • Allow your subjects to re-enroll themselves again to the same site, this is a toggle button.
    • Their previous enrollment must be completed.
    • The subjects are matched on their email address, other subject attributes will be updated based upon the whats entered in the re-enrollment.


  • Removed "add" from icons in the form builder. So it just says "+ question" instead of "+ add question".
  • "Respond with change" will now put the question in edit mode, allowing "Answer not available" to be selected.
  • Date questions and Date of Birth fields now go 125 years back, allowing for very old subjects to be enrolled.
  • Updated the dialogue box when deleting a question in a form with show rules depending on it.
  • Updated info text on the "Start Study" dialogue
  • The current year will now be the starting point when selecting years in date pickers.


  • Deleting the last question in the form builder, will no longer select the first question, but instead the nearest.
  • It was not possible to add rows/columns to a new question in amendment mode
  • Pagination did not work in "My Forms" which meant you could only see 100 forms you had saved to your profile.
  • Change log did not work without the "Audit log" permission, if "Image as Answer" was used.
  • The export PDF would show Yes/No questions coding incorrectly, if the same form was used more than once in a study.
  • Redacted country code would show up during signup, has been removed.
  • Validation rule text was not editable during data collection and test mode.
  • Users on slow internet connects could re-enroll subjects that had not finished their enrollment, due to slow load time.
  • The standard validation rule texts would use the wrong operators e.g. "greater than" when it should be "greater than or equal".
  • Calculated questions could not handle minus minus operations.
  • The audit log operation "Adverse event Edit" did not hide. personal identifiable fields (gender and date of birth).
  • The export PDF missed coding for multiple choice columns in a table.
  • The success message when responding to a query without change used incorrect text.



  • Support for Dutch language


  • Allows formula of calculated question to 1024 characters long


  • Corrects validation rules that had been rendered disabled after duplication or upload/download on user profile through a job running in the background



  • Issue where the form builder would apply the same ID to multiple possibilities (for e.g. multiple choice questions), when using Saved Possibilities in Safari on MacOS. Affected studies have been contacted.



  • Updates translations for Chinese (traditional and simplified) regarding subject fill out and unknown gender.


  • Question text, and information/introduction text did not align properly in form preview/review/fill out.