9.1. Overview for clinicians and researchers using the CRATE web interface

Welcome to CRATE. CRATE creates de-identified research databases from clinical records. Here are some of the things you can do.

9.1.1. For clinicians

There are some special (privileged) functions for clinicians:

Your administrator might also have set up a “standalone” clinician-only instance of CRATE so that you can use its Archive View to browse a read-only copy of a patient’s electronic health record (EHR).

9.1.2. For researchers

Standard query functions

Patient Explorer

More query functions

  • Use SQL helpers to aid you in constructing lengthy queries.
  • Use standard site queries, defined by your local database administrator, to answer commonly asked questions about your local data.

Database structure

Archive view

  • Use the Archive View to browse a de-identified record like a front-end electronic health record (EHR).

9.1.3. For researchers wishing to re-identify and contact patients

9.1.4. Your settings

9.1.4.1. Change your settings

You can change your display formatting settings here (such as the default number of items to show per page, and how long textual result fields need to be before the site “collapses” the result so you have to click to see everything).

9.1.4.2. Change your password

You can change your CRATE password here.

9.1.5. About CRATE

Show information about your CRATE server, including:

  • a link to this documentation at https://crateanon.readthedocs.io/;
  • the CRATE version your server is running;
  • how to cite CRATE in publications;
  • links to the CRATE source code and Python package;
  • third-party licence details.