Data collection is an important process in phenotyping and scoring heterogenous information to compare to standards. Breeders usually score data on their notebook, but using papers in a multi-users context has some limits and risks: double copy, data losses risks, data entry mistakes by a middleman, not homogenous data between breeders… Also, nowadays, breeders use more and more devices for their phenotyping (camera, GPS, code bar reader, etc.), and it takes them lot of time to centralize all data from papers and external devices. That’s why digitalization of data collection improves dramatically the efficiency of your research activities.
Breeders can manage their data collection process using RnDExp Mobile on their Windows tablets, helping them to drive their data scoring, making their phenotyping more efficient, thanks to connection to multiple measurement devices and helping them to make actionable data faster, in a secured way.
Breeders can define the different variables that they want to collect, at field level, plot level, plant level, leaf level, fruit level...
Many types of variables are available, standard types as numerical, text, dates, images, ... and specific variables for plant observations and breeding activities, as fast disease scoring or multi leaf scoring.
It is possible to configure data entry rules to ensure that breeders don’t input outliers. For example, you can configure the type of data that you want to enter, if it is a text, a number, if the value is composed of 2 figures, if there is a min and a max etc.
Breeders can create shortcuts to input quickly data. They can for example use the digital keyboard and associate numbers to dates, names of diseases, etc. to enter quickly data without writing with the digital keyboard.
There is an interactive field map allowing breeders to have a view of their work advancement. Also, they can configure some routes, and the software will drive them in their data collection process.
Breeders can score multiple notations on a same plot (ex: take height of several plant in the same plot), and it is possible to make some calculations on a variable (mean, min, max, standard deviation…) in real time.
Once the breeder has set up the data collection “notebook” and “form”, the Mobile application is easy to use. Even complex notations are made simple thanks to shortcuts and limited choice. The interface translated in 6 languages can be used by non-english speakers: French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Russian.
If your tablet has an integrated camera, you can take picture using RnDExp Mobile, and centralize them directly with your other observations.
If there a GPS chip is integrated in your tablet, you can input your GPS positioning in the software and localize yourself on the field.
You can connect a microphone on your tablet, and the software assist you for hand free data scoring, which is very useful if you want to manipulate plants in the same time.
You can connect devices such as weight scale on the tablet. Allowing breeders to input automatically some weights values in the software. There is also a possible to connect your tablet to harvesting machine, and input automatically data from its weight scale.
The software is compatible with Zebra printers to print labels for example.
Breeders can connect a code bar reader to the software, or other identification tag readers. Allowing them to scan code bar to identify automatically plots, materials then enter data associated.
You can import Excel, Csv files in the software.
Manager can dispatch data to collect to his breeders and match them with specific trials, bloc etc.
With the Enterprise edition, breeders can directly synchronize their data from their PC (or an external database) to their tablet and vice-verso, without using an Excel/Csv file. It is a safer and faster way to import and export data.
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