Getting started

Investigator and randomisation accounts

If you will be randomising patients, an administrator for your trial will create your user account. Administrators are usually staff at the trial coordinating centre. The login details will be sent to your email address. This user account will normally be associated with your site and you will only be able to randomise and view randomisations at this site.

When you login, you will normally first arrive at a summary page showing the trials you have access to. You can also manage your account details and change your password here. You can get to the summary page at any time using the Home link.

Once you access a trial you will be able to see previous randomisations at your site and perform randomisations yourself.

Administrator accounts

When a randomisation system is set up, the first administrator account is created by Sealed Envelope and the login details are sent to that person’s email address. The administrator should log in and create the trial sites, unless the sites have been pre-coded by Sealed Envelope.

You do not need to add all your sites at once - you can come back later and add more sites as needed.

Next you should add some investigator accounts for each site so that randomisations can be performed by staff at the sites. You do this through the user manager.

If your trial has a code list you should update the list to reflect the availability of treatment kits at each site. Randomisation cannot occur if there are no codes available at a site.

Finally check the specification page and randomisation form and report any discrepancies or errors to Sealed Envelope.

Page updated 7 Sep 2017