Specify data classifications for a study role

Data classifications allow you to control which users can view or edit a specific type of question in the study. As a global user administrator or study user administrator, you can assign specific permissions to users depending on what type of classified data they should get access to.

Data classifications are types of data that study designers assign to hidden questions when they want to show those questions only to certain users.

Each type of data classification has two corresponding permissions, to either view or edit that specific type of data. When the right permissions are assigned to a user, data classifications work as exceptions for that user to be able to see any hidden questions in a form.

A user who can view or edit classified types of data in a study, must also be assigned two other separate permissions in the context of a study role. For more details on these permissions, see the Adjudicator topic.

  1. On the Home page, click the study settings button (settings button) for the study you want to edit and select Open Settings.
  2. Below the study name, click the Study Roles tab.


    You can only modify data classifications at an individual study level. You cannot update data classifications for a study role available for all studies in your organization, unless you copy that study role template and customize it at a study level.
  3. Select the study role for which you want to specify data classifications.
  4. On the right pane, click Data Classifications.
  5. Select the appropriate permissions to View or Edit data classifications:
    • Adjudication Data: Data findings generated by an adjudicator from adjudication events or safety and efficacy clinical endpoints
    • Blinded Data: Data that can reveal information bias in a study
    • PII Data: Personal Identifiable Information Data
    • Sponsor Data: Data accessible to a sponsor user
    • Public Data: Data accessible to sites or other users
  6. Click Save.