The CRF Template contains five worksheets. Four of the worksheets are intended for input by the user creating the CRF while the fifth worksheet provides instructions about each of the fields of the Template.  When a user selects a cell in a column, a tooltip will popup explaining whether the field is Required or not, and other useful instructive text to help the user understand what the field is for.

In some cases HTML elements like Bold (<b>), Italics (<i>), Line Breaks (<br>), etc. can be used.  In the cases where HTML elements are supported, they are designated as such in CRF Template Elements.

In OpenClinica 3.3, Tokens, were introduced. These are available for use in Left or Right Item Text, Header, or Subheader. They can be used to display the Study Object value for use in a URL (as in a Parameterized Link) or for use in other scripts (e.g., jquery). The supported tokens are: 








Following is an example of a CRF that passes these tokens to a URL to bring up an image:

Example of use of a parameterized link

When the user clicks on the “Click here to open image” link, based on the following Right Item Text the CRF template, the imaging system (in this case is accessed and passes the values for studyName, eventName, crfName, and the SCAN_DATE item for the current Study, Event, and CRF.

Right Item Text:

<a href=”${studyName}/${eventName}/${crfName}/${item[‘SCAN_DATE’]}” target=”_blank”>Click here to open image</a>