When viewing a study folder, using demo mode
hides the participant IDs in many places, including dataset grids, participant views, etc. This is not to be mistaken for true protection of PHI
, but can be useful for showing feature demos, making presentations, or taking screenshots for slides that don't unduly expose identifying information.
When demo mode is turned on in a study, the participant ID values are displayed as a string of asterisks:
Note that these strings are still links, clicking still opens data about that participant, just with the ID obscured.
Turn On/Off Demonstration Mode
To turn on demonstration mode:
Select (Admin) > Manage Study > Demo Mode > Enter Demo Mode.
To turn off demonstration mode:
Select (Admin) > Manage Study > Demo Mode > Leave Demo Mode.
Your browser will continue to display participant ID values in the following locations:
- the address bar (when viewing individual participant pages or using URL filters)
- the status bar (when hovering over links to participant views, etc.)
- free-form text that happens to include participant IDs, for example, comments or notes fields, PDFs, wikis, or messages
Remember to hide your browser's address bar and status bar before giving a demo. You should also plan and practice your demo carefully to avoid exposing participant IDs.