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Comment: C: Software for metadata management, alternative to Excel
... Another name for a clinical data platform such as Castor or OpenClinica is 'Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system' ([see Wikipedia][1]). Many other names exist. [1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_data_capture ...
written 12 days ago by DriesB60
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Comment: C: Software for metadata management, alternative to Excel
... I was more looking to have an open discussion; I don't think this solution is necessarily better than Jeremy Leipzig's or yours. So I'm not sure if accepting the answer improves the threads, unless there is an advantage for Biostars? ...
written 12 days ago by DriesB60
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Answer: A: Software for metadata management, alternative to Excel
... Another solution proposed by a colleague was to use [the clinical data platform Castor][1]. After some orientation, we decided to stick with this system. Major benefits for us were that Castor handles data GDPR-compliantly (which is necessary for us); that a license was freely available because of t ...
written 16 days ago by DriesB60
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Comment: C: Software for metadata management, alternative to Excel
... Do you mean "access to Office 365" or "access to *Access*"? Because I've actually looked into the latter: [Microsoft's comparison between Access and Excel][1]. It looks like Access should work well. Also, because it's part of Office, colleagues should quickly get used to it. [1]: https://support ...
written 5 weeks ago by DriesB60
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Comment: C: Software for metadata management, alternative to Excel
... Although Google Docs is very user-friendly and has many features, the metadata includes personal information and I therefore need to be sure about where and how it is stored. ...
written 5 weeks ago by DriesB60
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Comment: C: Software for metadata management, alternative to Excel
... Thank you, this makes more clear how to build [the application that Arup Ghosh's described][1]! Combined with his description, I think it serves as an answer. [1]: https://www.biostars.org/p/445441/#445469 ...
written 5 weeks ago by DriesB60
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Answer: A: Software for metadata management, alternative to Excel
... During an in-house discussion about this topic, a colleague suggested using a version control system (VCS) to keep track of which changes are made to the metadata table. By [saving flat files][1] or by [modifying a diff function][2] this could be combined with spreadsheet software. However, regard ...
written 5 weeks ago by DriesB60
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Comment: C: Software for metadata management, alternative to Excel
... Yes, this description does seem to meet my requirement. But could you make it more concrete in the form of a tool, such as genomax in [his comment][1]? [1]: https://www.biostars.org/p/445441/#445731 ...
written 5 weeks ago by DriesB60
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Comment: C: Software for metadata management, alternative to Excel
... Thank you for both your suggestions, `sierra` looks simple and robust. ...
written 5 weeks ago by DriesB60
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Comment: C: Software for metadata management, alternative to Excel
... Thank you for your first point about requirements differing too much between groups to allow for a simple standard answer. However, as I'm sure that my requirements regarding accessibility for lab biologists, modification tracking, autoconversions and export are very common, I still hoped to find so ...
written 6 weeks ago by DriesB60

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