DFDiscover 2021 5.4.0

*** The planned 24 hr downtime scheduled for July 23rd at 5:00 PM EDT for a DataFax system upgrade has been postponed until further notice. Continue using iDataFax client until PHRI has successfully upgraded DataFax 2014 to DFdiscover 2021 on a future date TBD. Please see further communication from your study support team for new upgarde timeline and terminology changes (example: patient becomes subject).

** Important note: The Windows client tools have been tested and verified with 64-bit Windows 10. The client tools are not available for any 32-bit Windows OS.

  1. DFexplore is a minor program upgrade from the existing installed iDataFax client. It accesses the PHRI backend DataFax/DFDiscover server in the same manner as iDataFax.
  2. Your login name and password as well as all your study rights will remain the same as iDatafax
  3. Server name will be same as iDataFax i.e edc.phri.ca
  4. DFexplore communicates to the PHRI DFDiscover server over port 443 using HTTPS style protocols
  5. DFexplore is an installed client and does not run in a web browser
  6. DFexplore can use a web proxy server if it needs to in order to reach the Internet
  7. DFexplore is a self-extracting and running Microsoft MSI installation package
  8. DFexplore has been tested and validated by PHRI and the vendor, DFNetResearch Inc, to use secure signed certificates, ciphers and TLS 1.3 for end to end encryption of data
  9. DFexplore doesn’t store any patient/participant data locally on the client computer in any way
You can download and install DFexplore 5.4.0 and DFsend 5.4.0 ahead of the PHRI upgrade while leaving the existing iDataFax client installed for use until after system upgrade is complete.

Please refer to the Installation instructions. If you are having issues, please reference the troubleshooting guide for resolutions to common problems. Please find iDataFax to DFexplore transition document for subtle changes in interface and workflow.

iDataFax 2014.1.2

You can download the iDataFax 2014.1.2 client by clicking on the following link iDataFax 2014.1.2 client download and provide your iDataFax login id, study affiliation, and site number if you know it. Upon entering this information you will be prompted to download and save the iDataFax 2014.1.2 client.

If you are participating in more than one PHRI study using iDataFax, please list all study names and all centre IDs in the appropriate fields.

If you are having issues, please reference the troubleshooting guide for resolutions to common problems

DFsend 2014.1.1

The DFSend application allows users to transmit scanned PDF study documents to a DataFax study server over the internet, without requiring access to a specific study database. DFSend includes user authentication, encryption, confirmation and tracking needed to meet today’s security and regulatory requirements, and provides a safe, reliable and cost-effective alternative to faxing or emailing study data forms to any study on the DataFax server.

You can download DFsend by clicking on the following link DFsend 2014.1.1 client download