An Event is a group of Forms that are used in your Study. An Event might or might not be connected to a real-world visit.

IconEvent TypeDescriptionExample(s)
Visit-BasedAn event that is associated with a visit date. The event can be repeating or non-repeating.Week 2 Visit (non-repeating);
Monthly Follow-Up for Disease-Free Survival (repeating)
CommonAn event that is not necessarily associated with a visit date.Early Withdrawl or Termination (non-repeating);
Adverse Events (repeating)
RepeatingAn event that repeats in your study, either a known or unknown, number of times.
This icon will appear adjacent to one of the previous two when an event is a repeating event.
Concomitant Medications

Scheduling an Event

Once a Participant has been added, you can schedule Events.

You can schedule Events from the Participant Matrix, Participant Details screen, or the Tasks menu.

To Schedule a Visit-Based Event from the Participant Matrix:

  1. Click the Schedule button for the Participant and the Event that you want to schedule.
  2. Select Schedule.
  3. Select a Study Event Definition from the drop-down list.
  4. (Optional) Select a Start Date/Time. The current date is the start date by default, but you can change it.
  5. (Optional) Select an End Date/Time.
  6. (Optional) To schedule additional Events, click Schedule Another Event, and enter information for that Event. Repeat as needed.
  7. To go to the Participant Details screen to enter data, click the Proceed to Enter Data button.

To Schedule a Visit-Based Event from the Participant Details screen:

  1. Click the Participant ID or View button next to a Participant on the Participant Matrix.
  2. Under the Visits header on the Participant Details screen, click Add New.
  3. Select a Visit Name from the drop-down list.
  4. The current date is the start date by default, but you can change it.
  5. (Optional) Click Show advanced options to change the Start Time or End Date/Time.
  6. (Optional) To schedule additional Visits, click + Add another visit, and enter the new visit information. Repeat as needed.
  7. When you are ready, click Add visits. The recently added visits will be highlighted with a yellow border.

To Schedule a Visit-Based Event from the Tasks Menu:

  1. Click the Tasks button in the header bar of Study Runner.
  2. Select Schedule Event.
  3. Enter a Participant ID in the Participant ID field.
  4. Select a Study Event Definition from the drop-down list.
  5. (Optional) Select a Start Date/Time. The current date is the start date by default, but you can change it.
  6. (Optional) Select an End Date/Time.
  7. (Optional) To schedule additional Events, click Schedule Another Event, and enter information for that Event. Repeat as needed.
  8. To go to the Participant Details screen to enter data, click the Proceed to Enter Data button.

To Schedule a Common Event from the Participant Details screen:

    1. Click the Participant ID or View button next to a Participant.
    2. Under a header for a common event on the Participant Details screen, click Add New.

Visit-Based Events

In a typical clinical trial, most Events are defined as Visit-Based Events, such as: Week 2, Week 6, and Monthly Follow-up, in which the Week 2 visit occurs two weeks after the baseline visit, the Week 6 visit occurs six weeks after baseline, etc. These visits are associated with a schedule that is outlined in the Study protocol, and each visit has a specific set of Forms that are collected.

When reviewing the Visits section, you are taken to the earliest visit that is not yet complete (Complete, Skipped, Stopped, Removed, or Archived status), displaying with a blue background.

Common Events

However, some Events, such as Adverse Events, Concomitant Medications, or Early Termination, do not occur on schedule and might not be associated with a visit date. These Events should be defined as Common.

Common Events are used to collect information that is not necessarily related to a scheduled visit date. For example, Adverse Event (AE), Concomitant Medication (ConMed), or Early Termination forms.

Common Events can be defined as either Repeating Events (e.g. AEs and ConMeds, since Participants might have more than one AE or ConMed) or Non-Repeating Events (e.g. Early Termination, since a Participant can only terminate once).

Event Statuses

The table below displays Event statuses:

IconStatusDescription
Not ScheduledThe Event has not been scheduled. Common Events, such as Adverse Events remain in this status throughout the study.
ScheduledThe Event has been scheduled, but no data has been entered.
Data Entry Started
A user has started to enter data, but not all of the Forms in the Event have a status of completed.
CompletedA user has completed data entry for at least one Form in the Event. If further changes are needed in that Form, you are required to provide a reason for change.
SkippedThe user has decided not to complete the Event. Any data that has been entered can still be viewed and/or exported. You can select this setting from the dropdown menu on the Update Event screen when the current status is scheduled.
StoppedThe Participant has temporarily stopped participating in the study. You can select this status from the dropdown menu on the Update Event screen when the current status is data entry started.
RemovedThe Event has been removed. Users can still view Forms. This will supersede any of the other statuses.

Event Attributes

Event Attributes (or Independent Status Attributes) can be used in addition to Event statuses.

IconStatusDescription
SignedThe Event has been signed. This icon appears in addition to the status.

Note: If an Event is signed, changes to an item in a Form in that Event removes the signature. This also occurs if an Event status is changed from completed, stopped, skipped or not scheduled after being signed. In addition, this changes the Participant Status from signed to available and the Event Status to completed.

Archiving/unarchiving or removing a Form will unsign the Event. The exception is that when archiving/unarchiving, a Form with a status of Not Started will not be unsigned.

Multiple users can sign an Event, so even if an Event has already been signed, the sign action will still be available. If there are multiple signatures, the most recent one appears on the Form, and the others appear in the Audit Log.
ArchivedThe Event was archived in Study Designer. This icon appears in addition to the status.
LockedA Data Manager locked the Event. No data can be added, and the Event cannot be removed. This icon appears in addition to the status.

Event Actions

Only Data Managers can use the Reassign CRF action, and only Investigators and Data Specialists can use the Sign action.

IconActionDescription
Enter/EditEnter or edit data in the Form.
ViewView data in the Form.
RemoveRemove the Form from the Event. This is not permanent.
RestoreRestore a Form that was previously removed. All data is restored.
Clear Form
Clear all data in the Form. This resets the Form to Not Started and closes all associated queries, but audit history is retained.
Reassign CRF VersionChange the version of the Form if data has already been entered.