Maximizing Efficiency with Push Notifications: A New Feature from Labfront

Maximizing Efficiency with Push Notifications: A New Feature from Labfront

Customized push notifications are now available on Labfront 2! Communicate directly with participants and easily share important updates and reminders about your study.

Dec 21, 2022
By The Labfront Team
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Push Your Study Further with Notifications 

Here at Labfront, we're dedicated to supporting researchers in any way we can. When developing the latest version of our platform, we listened closely to your needs and one request that stood out was the ability to send custom messages. As a result, we made it one of our top priorities to include this feature and we’re excited to announce that Labfront 2 users can now send push notifications to participants!

We've made it easier for you to stay connected and keep your research on track. We hope this new feature helps make your projects run more smoothly.

How can notifications help your research?

Save time

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Push notifications allow for quick and efficient communication with participants. With the ability to send personalized messages directly to participants' devices, researchers can easily share updates and reminders of missed or upcoming tasks.

This eliminates the need for lengthy email exchanges or phone calls, freeing up your time to focus on other aspects of your research. 

Improve data completeness

When used alongside Labfront’s adherence dashboard, push notifications can also be a helpful tool for keeping participants on track. They may not always remember to sync their data or complete tasks on schedule. By sending reminders to participants not following the study protocol, you can avoid potential data loss.

Notifications serve as a gentle reminder to help prevent poor participant adherence from impacting the integrity of your study. After all, forgetting is human, but these reminders can go a long way in ensuring the success of your research.

Enhance overall participant experience

Another benefit of using push notifications is that they enable you to provide regular updates about your study to keep participants informed and make the experience of participating less frustrating and more enjoyable. Particularly for studies conducted over a long period of time, this can help to prevent participants from losing interest or dropping out.

If you’ve added or removed a questionnaire or task to your study protocol (thanks to our new Live Edit feature), let participants know with a notification and avoid unnecessary confusion. 

Depending on your study protocol, you can also send encouraging notifications to participants who have been completing all of their tasks as positive reinforcement. 

Using notifications with Labfront’s adherence dashboard

Here are some examples of how using notifications with our dashboard can help manage adherence effectively. 

Scenario 1: Your participant was last seen on the Labfront app several days ago and hasn’t been syncing any data or completing tasks. Check-in with them to see if they’re experiencing any issues. 

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Scenario 2: A participant’s Garmin Connect data hasn’t been synced for a week but they have completing all other tasks.  Send them a (friendly) reminder to open Garmin Connect regularly. 

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Scenario 3: One participant’s total accumulated time for BBI data is quite low. Since this often means they’re not wearing the watch for the whole day, send a message reminding them to wear their device at all times, except when charging. 

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Pro Tip

To view BBI data in this way on the Adherence dashboard, click on the "View" on the top left of the table and select BBI!

Push notifications are a useful addition to any researcher's toolkit, helping to manage adherence, streamline the research process and improve efficiency–ultimately leading to more reliable research results.

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Start using notifications in your research!

Sign up for Labfront 2 and try push notifications out in your next study to help manage participant adherence.

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