How to design response labels for “text” and “textarea” response types
When designing CRFs with the CRF Design Template, you must specify a RESPONSE TYPE, RESPONSE LABEL and DATA TYPE for each item.
RESPONSE TYPE is the type of HTML control that appears for the data point. Options are “text”, “textarea”, “checkbox”, “radio”, “single-select”, “multi-select”
RESPONSE LABEL must be alphanumeric, 1 to 80 characters long.
For “text” and “textarea” Response Types, the label “text” may be entered. Response Options Text and Response Values may be left blank.
For all other response types, a distinctive response label must be entered. Response Options Text and Response Values must not be blank for the label in the first row that it appears. Thereafter, Response Options Text and Response Values may be left blank in subsequent items that use the Response Label.
The Response Label field allows you to identify a complex response item (such as a set of radio buttons with “Yes” and “No” options) for reuse within the CRF. This item can serve as a standard control that can be referenced by other items in the CRF.
The first time a Response Label is used, it must have a corresponding set of Response Options Text and Response Values; both comma-delimited lists with the same number of arguments.
Filling in the Response Options Text and Response Values fields for multiple items that use the same label is unnecessary, and can result in upload errors if these values are inconsistent.
Response Labels cannot be reused across CRFs, so they must be fully defined in each CRF spreadsheet.
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