Use the following process to acquire, install, and configure OpenClinca and its software dependencies. In each step, click the link to view detailed instructions for that step:

  1. Ensure your system complies with software dependencies and operating system requirements.
  2. Install Java
  3. Install the database you will use, PostgreSQL or Oracle:
    • Follow these instructions to install PostgreSQL.
    • If you are using Oracle, you will need to obtain the instructions to install it. OpenClinica does not provide instructions to install Oracle.
  4. Install Tomcat.
  5. Install the OpenClinica package.
  6. Set up the database you installed:
  7. Configure Tomcat
  8. Configure the OpenClinica application.
  9. Start Tomcat.
  10. Verify the installation.
  11. Configure Tomcat to use HTTPS: Follow the same instructions as for Linux systems.

After completing the OpenClinica installation, see the Overview of OpenClinica for instructions to start using the application. A good first step is to define one or more users (especially a Study Director), and then build a Study.