How do I get started?
To get started with EnDAR, we recommend first evaluating the needs of your project: Do you want to improve data storage and reporting? Do you need more efficient data collection? Do you have data loggers you want to automate? With EnDAR, you can use as little or as much of the system that you need.
For a simple project, find an example of the data you would like to store, and perhaps an example report table, send that to us and we can walk you through using the system to manage your data. For more complicated applications, email us or give us a call to discuss your needs.
If you want to try EnDAR for yourself, you can follow the instructions in this Quick Start Guide
What about security?
The shared EnDAR database restricts user permissions according to project site. However, the best security is to have a dedicated database for your project, which we can accomplish in just a few hours, with full software support.
How does EnDAR work?
At its core, EnDAR is a SQL Server database. A data processor manages any database tables that conform to certain patterns, and it tracks the full history of every record.
The processor supports adding, editing, and deleting records using CSV files, which are called EDDs (electronic data deliverables). It checks data files for missing fields,
incorrect data types, and invalid lookup values
The Data Manager provides an interface around the EDD processor for viewing file issues and upload results. It also supports finding existing records to edit or delete and
contains a sample planner. A separate mobile application works with the sample planner for field data collection
EnDAR includes a notification system for sending out e-mails for system events, such as data uploads, and for alerting users of criteria exceedances, and a website for
uploading files and viewing reports.