Mindlogger is an open-source data collection platform that can be used to administer a wide range of mental health or cognitive assessments. A user with no programming experience whatsoever can use the platform to configure their own version of the Mindlogger phone app for a given study or patient group. This opens up sophisticated data collection methods such as audio recording, drawing, ecological momentary assessments and other surveys to any researcher, clinician, student, teacher, or any other interested user. An online dashboard permits immediate and intuitive visualization of data from the app. Mindlogger could dramatically improve the convenience, consistency, efficiency, accuracy, and analysis of widely distributed data collection efforts. Activities in the current prototype include:
The Mindlogger dashboard allows a user with the right permissions to view responses to individual items. Once an activity such as a survey instrument is submitted, the data are immediately viewable in timeline and list views on the online dashboard and individual response items are viewable.