User Guide

Enrolling in Studies

Once a participant has registered with MyDataHelps, they can join one or more research studies.

Finding Studies

To begin, they go to the Home tab. Their current studies and invitations will appear at the top of the screen. They can also search for studies that are listed in the study directory.

If allowed by the study settings, participants may also be able to join a study using a study code you provide to them. They can click Scan Code and either scan a QR code image or manually enter the code to find the study.

Viewing Study Details

The participant can select the study to view more information. This is where some of the information entered on study settings and organization settings are displayed to the participant.

Joining a Study

To join the study the participant simply taps the “Join Study” button. If they have been invited to join the study but don’t want to join, they can choose to decline the invitation.

If requires identifier validation is enabled in study settings, the participant will be prompted to enter their identifier now.

The consent survey will then be displayed. The user must complete the consent survey to join the study. If they cancel out of the survey they will not be a participant.

After consent has been completed, the participant is enrolled! However, depending on which sensor data is being collected for the study, additional permissions prompts may be displayed.

Apple Health Permissions

If the study is collecting one or more data types from Apple Health, the user will receive an additional permissions prompt to approve of sharing their Apple Health Data. The user can select which data types they would like to share with researchers.

Apple Location Tracking Permissions

If the study is collecting Apple Location data, the user will receive an additional permissions prompt to approve of the app tracking their location.

The user must select Always Allow in order for MyDataHelps to receive any location data.