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Quadrant is a cloud-based project management and data collection software tool that allows participant-based researchers to work collaboratively and efficiently from a self-managed centralised site.

Quadrant is designed to address the need for secure and ethical online research project management and data storage.

Quadrant streamlines the research process by making it easy to collect, view, and track the progress of research data at all points throughout the project. It increases research efficiency by removing task duplication associated with using disparate programs such as email, spreadsheets, and file sharing tools to share data, track and manage research. Quadrant promotes independent team activity and accountability whilst enabling executive level access and control. It simultaneously provides a current snapshot of project progress as well as specific details about individual participants or subjects.

Quadrant is designed to meet the needs of researchers using qualitative and mixed-methods research methodologies in fields such as Health, Humanities, Social Science, Politics, Marketing, Communications, Sociology, Education, and Anthropology.

Participant Management - Say goodbye to spreadsheets, email and file sharing. Manage and track your research participants in a secure and ethical environment.

Manage 1 participant or 1000 participants

  • Store research information such as consent forms, interviews, audio, and photos.
  • Add participants individually or from an existing database or list (coming soon).
  • Use custom fields to record any demographic information you need for your project.

Track progress - Easily see where you participants are in the research process. Know which participants need following up.

Record interactions and communications -View and record contacts, phone calls and physical interactions with your participants. Track interactions your research team members have with research participants.

Search and find - Search and find participants in Quadrant based on any attribute. Hide and display columns to easily find the information you need.

Pick, choose and assign - Easily select multiple participants to begin your research process (such as enrolment and consent).

Has a suite of extra features including: Microsites, Tasks, Assisting with de-identification, Remote assistance, Resource material for Ethics and Grant Applications.

For more information, or to create an account, visit the Quadrant Website -

The Project

Quadrant is a project supported by the National eResearch Tools and Resources Project (NeCTAR), an initiative of the Commonwealth being conducted as part of the Super Science Initiative and financed from the Education Investment Fund, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. The University of Melbourne is the lead agent for the delivery of the NeCTAR project and the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF) is the sub-contractor.

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