Release 1.9.14 - 10th April, 2013

Release 1.9.13 - 28th January, 2013

Release 1.9.12 - 9th January, 2013

Release 1.9.11 - 27th Nov, 2012

Release 1.9.10 - 7th Nov, 2012

Release 1.9.9 - 5th Oct, 2012

Release 1.9.8 - 7th Aug, 2012

Release 1.9.7 - 11th July, 2012

Release 1.9.6 - 1st June, 2012

Release 1.9.5 - 26th April, 2012

Release 1.9.4 - 22nd March, 2012

Release 1.9.3 - 16th February, 2012

This release is primarily aimed at the ClinTouch project and includes the following changes that are specific to that project:

Release 1.9.2 - 7th February, 2012

Release 1.9.1 - 2nd February, 2012

This release is primarily aimed at the ClinTouch project and includes the following changes that are specific to that project:

Release 1.9.0 - 19 January, 2012

Release 1.8.9 - 29 November, 2011

Release 1.8.8 - 26 October, 2011

Release 1.8.7 - 20 September, 2011

Note: release numbering changed after this point

Release 7.4 (Build 1.7.9) - 25 June, 2010

Release 7.4 (Build 1.7.7) - 1 June, 2010

Release 7.4 (Build 1.7.4) - 28 January, 2010

Release 7.(Build 1.7.3) - 18 December, 2009

Release 7.(Build 1.7.2) - 19 November, 2009

 Bug Fixes

 Release 7.(Build 1.7.1) - 21 October, 2009

 Bug Fixes

Collect (1.7.1)

Create (1.7.1)

Release 7.0(Build 1.7.0) - 09 September, 2009

New Features

Bug Fixes





 Psygrid Web

Release 6.1.9 (Build 1.6.42) - 30 March, 2009

 Collect (1.6.22)


Release 6.1.8 (Build 1.6.39) - 27 February, 2009

  Create (1.6.15)

 Collect (1.6.21)


Release 6.1.7 (Build 1.6.38) - 21 February, 2009

Control (1.6.4)

Create (1.6.14)


Bug Fixes

Collect (1.6.20)

Bug Fixes

Fixes for individual studies


Release 6.1.6 (Build 1.6.37) - 21 January, 2009




Release 6.1.5 (Build 1.6.32) - 15th December 2008

Collect (1.6.18)

1. Fixes/Enhancements


Release 6.1.4 (Build 1.6.30) - 5th December 2008


1. Proxy Configuration Dialog

The proxy configuration dialog (used by Create, Collect and Control) has been re-designed to make it easier to use (Issue 1166).

Collect (1.6.17)

2. Fixes

3. Enhancements

Release 6.1.3 (Build 1.6.28) - 11th November 2008

Collect (1.6.16)

1. Fixes

Release 6.1.2 (Build 1.6.26) - 4th November 2008

Collect (1.6.14)

1. Fixes

2. Enhancements

Release 6.1.1 (Build 1.6.24) - 14th October 2008


1. Bug Fixes


2. Multi-system studies

Allow studies designed on one openCDMS system to be opened on another

3. Enhanced security features

Facilitates document and entry level security restrictions to be configured

Release 6.1 (Build 1.6.19) - 8th October 2008



1. Name and logo change

The software side of the PsyGrid project has been renamed to openCDMS (to reflect the fact that the software is now used outside of the Mental Health domain). The software applications have also been renamed:

The logo for the applications has also been changed, to a white asterisk on a red background. Any desktop icons that you have to launch openCDMS applications will be changed to use the new logo.

2. Nomenclature changes

Some of the nomenclature used in the applications has been standardized. The most important changes are as follows:

Client/Patient/Subject => Participant
Repository => Database
Electronic Screening Log => Participant Register

3. Mandatory Field Indication

Input fields that must be completed are now indicated with a light blue background colour in Create, Collect and Control. Fields that may be optionally completed are displayed with a white background.


4. "Always Online" mode

When openCDMS Collect was originally designed it was anticipated that most users would collect data on laptops in locations where they did not necessarily have a network connection. This led to the current design whereby data is saved locally to the computers hard drive, and then can be batch "committed" to the central database at a later date.

In practice, though, we believe this is not actually how the majority of openCDMS Collect users work, with most using desktop PCs with a permanent network connection. For them saving to disk and doing batch commits is not the optimal way of working.

So, we have introduced "always online" mode to openCDMS Collect. This means that it expects you to always have a network connection, and you will not be able to login if a network connection is not available. When using Collect in "always online" mode no data is saved to your computers local hard disk, but instead it is committed straight to the central database (note though that complete documents are still editable once they are committed, see note 4 below). The benefit of this is that you do not need to remember to commit your data, and by sending data straight to the database it eliminates the possibility of loss or corruption that is possible whilst data is stored on your hard disk. Additionally, your data will be available to your colleagues as soon as it has been entered, and participant identifiers are allocated on an as they are needed basis so participant numbering is more likely to be in sequence.

As we believe that "always online" mode will be the preferred way of using Collect for the majority of users we have decided that when you first login to the new version of the application you will be set to use "always online" mode by default; a dialog will be shown informing you of what is happening. In doing this, all data stored locally on your computer's hard disk will be committed to the central database.

The original "online and offline" mode of operation is still available but we recommend that you only use it if absolutely necessary. To do this you will have to switch back to "online and offline" mode manually via Options - Settings in the menu.

5. User Interface changes

The user interface of openCDMS Collect has been extensively updated which, whilst might be slightly confusing for existing users in the short term, should make data entry much easier.

The main change is that whereas before you would open a specific document for a participant, you now just open the participant themselves. The left hand side of the application window then displays a tree-view of all the documents for the participant, with different icons indicating the status of each document. All interaction with documents is then done from the tree, whether that be creating new documents, completing incomplete documents, editing rejected documents etc.

The selected participant remains open until you close it or choose to open a different participant; this makes it much easier to work on multiple documents for the same participant at one time.

These changes have led to the deprecation of many menu items, described in note 7 below.

6. Document status changes

Up until now as soon as a document is completed and committed to the repository its status has been changed to 'Pending Approval', meaning that it gets locked into the "review and approve" cycle and further edits can only be done by having the document rejected. We believe that this has made data entry awkward for some users (and does not make sense for the new "always online" mode described in note 3).

So, complete documents committed to the central database (either automatically when in "always online" mode, or by a manual commit for "online and offline" mode) now take the status 'Complete'. They may still be retrieved from the database, edited and re-committed with no restrictions.

When a document is ready to be moved into the "Pending Approval" state (i.e. when further edits are not anticipated) this is done by right clicking a document or documents in the participant tree (see note 4) and selecting the appropriate option from the menu. The "review and approve" cycle then continues as normal.

7. Integration with Participant Register

For studies that use the Participant Register (Electronic Screening Log as was) it is now possible to select a Participant's record by specifying items of their identifiable data (name, address, date of birth etc), instead of choosing them by their participant identifier.

8. Menu changes

The openCDMS Collect menu options have been extensively changed. The list below shows how operations from the old menu are done in the new version:



9. Collaborative Study Editing

It is now easier to collaborate on study designs as openCDMS Create supports saving intermediate study designs to the database. Intermediate designs can be saved to the database and opened by another designer on the project using the new standardised File - Open and File - Save menu options. Additionally, Create now supports saving a study design to a local or network file and reopening the design from the file system location.

10. Single Study View

To provide a more user-friendly experience, Create has moved to a single-study view. This enables faster designing of new studies and avoids clutter in the design tree.

11. Quick Access to Recently Open Studies

Create now tracks which studies you have recently opened and lists these in the File menu for easy one-click access.

12. Reordering of Documents and Study Stages

Create now supports the reordering of documents and study stages at design time through simple interfaces that are accessible via the Study menu.

13. Save Report

A more fine-grained report is now provided on saving a study to the database which enables you to see exactly which modules (e.g. participant register, randomization) have been successfully saved and alerts you to any problems that may have occurred.

14. Document Level Data Import

Limited support is now provided for importing data at the document level.

15. Autosave Feature

The autosave feature has been improved and now stores a design file to your user home directory every few minutes. The new File - Open menu option facilitates a simple recovery process from this autosaved file.

16. Menu Changes

The Create menus have been extensively changed to support collaborative study editing and provide a more usable experience. Standardised menu options are now provided to open, save, preview and publish study designs.


17. New Refresh Button

A 'Refresh' button has been added to the toolbar to enable refreshing of user privileges and roles from the database.
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