PI Assist Version 3 – Status and Installation Report


  1. Grushcow, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);NTT Systems Inc, North York ONT (CAN)
This report describes the third development release of PI Assist, an experiment documentation and data archiving tool developed by NTT SYSTEMS INC. for the Command Effectiveness and Behaviour Section, DRDC Toronto. It describes the background and goals of the call-up, which focus on two main work items: redesigning parts of the document so that they conform with the DRDC Ethics Submission form; and, adding a feature that allows users to easily create a new PI Assist document from selected sections of an existing one. This deals with the common practice of having (and thus wanting to document) a series of similar experiments that are part of a larger study. A discussion section restates the rationale behind the system – the need to protect collected data by documenting the conditions under which it was collected, and, the desire to document goals, designs, and procedures as a way of protecting the organization’s investment in the intellectual property it creates. This is set in the context of other types of data archives currently envisaged and in use. Finally, a set of recommendations are set out that describe how PI Assist could be used internally by the CEB Support Group itself. Benefits and limitations are identified along with the suggestion for using PI Assist as a vehicle for returning reports and data from research contractors to the Section.

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experiment documentation;archiving;new features
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2005-104 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
27 Jan 2005
Number of Pages
Electronic Document(PDF)

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