Archie

Please note that we are only expecting to make a few improvements to Archie for the moment. Our resources need to be focussed on advancing other critical projects, such as RevMan. Your suggestions are still very welcome and will be collected, but they are not likely to be implemented in the immediate future.

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  1. New author form linked directly to Archie

    As a managing editor, one of the monkey works that take most time is adding new authors to Archie. It will be great if authors can fill a form that feeds directly to Archie, and we can just approve the person when we checked everything is fine. That will save time and improve accuracy. It will be great if the form can show the author how his affiliation will look like to improve accuracy.

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    • Inactive status overhaul

      There are a number of problems with how the Inactive status for people (which is eg used for deceased authors) works now. This suggestion is for a thorough overhaul, incorporating all, or most, of the individual suggestions listed below.

      Component suggestions:
      - "Prevent creation of LfP form for deceased author":http://ideas.cochrane.org/forums/252906-archie/suggestions/5951679-prevent-creation-of-lfp-form-for-deceased-author
      - Deactivate Archie accounts for inactive authors
      - Predefined status labels , eg "Deceased" (instead of free text)
      - Apply inactive status to person instead of roles
      - Automatic/easy use of inactive status in Search and Workflows
      - Time-limited status, eg for parental leave

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      • Let Authors manage their affiliations and their order

        As a reviewer, I would like to have "more than one affiliation" in Archie and Review Manager and I could select the "Order" of them inside each of my reviews.

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        • Receive automatic notification when someone is assigned Role X in Archie

          We would like to receive automatic notification when someone is assigned the role of TSC in Archie so that the support team can contact them to offer induction & mentoring. (And of course, this feature could be applied to other roles so that it would be of value to others within Cochrane)

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          • Add title option 'Emeritus Professor'

            Could you consider adding the title of 'Emeritus Professor' to the current pick list?

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            • Create identical notes for selected resources

              For example to easily add the same Training Note to a set of people.

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              • enable potential contributors to submit the official conflict of interest form

                As a Managing Editor, when seeking new authors for an update I would like to be able to check conflicts before I register the person as an author. I would prefer not to have to ask for these on paper and then ask again for submission of the official form in Archie once they are an author. Would it be possible for the form to be submitted for a review (perhaps using the 'potential contributor' role), then retained if they become an author?

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                • linking online training to Archie

                  It would be very useful if we could have notes automatically added to a person's Archie record if they have completed an online training module. Particularly if we have advised authors to do this in order to have our continued support for their review

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                  • Automatically record attendance at training in Archie

                    As a trainer, I would like to automatically link information about participation in training to people's Archie records, without requiring manual data entry.

                    This data is needed by CRGs to inform their interactions with authors, by Cochrane as a whole to inform activity metrics, and by Centres & Branches for their activity metrics.

                    At the moment this is done by manual data entry in training notes, which is quite tedious and time-consuming for someone. Many Centres & Branches do not routinely create these notes, meaning the data is currently incomplete and unreliable.

                    Thinking about an ideal solution, it would be…

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                    • Assign document roles from person property sheets

                      Make it possible to assign document roles from a person's property sheets as an alternative to assigning persons to a document from the document property sheet.

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