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Clinical trial notification (CTN) form - user guide

V1.2, August 2020

21 August 2020

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Saving and editing drafts

Save a draft

You can save a draft notification at any time by selecting the Save button on the top left hand side of the form. We recommend you save the application at regular intervals to ensure no ongoing work is lost.

screenshot showing the Save button at the top of the CTN form

When the form is saved for the first time, the status will update from Draft Loaded to Draft Saved.

screenshot showing Draft Loaded status at the top of the CTN formscreenshot showing Draft Saved status at the top of the CTN form

After saving the draft:

  • You can select the Close button to return to the Drafts page. You will be able to exit the online portal and return at any time to edit the draft.
  • Alternatively, if you have finished filling in the CTN form, skip to the Validation section for information on how to validate the CTN form prior to submitting it to us.

View saved drafts

The two options below can be used to view a list of saved drafts.

Option 1

  • Access the dashboard as described in How to login.
  • Select Work on drafts under the My work menu on the dashboard.
screenshot showing the Work on drafts option on the My work menu

Option 2

  • If you are already working within the online Portal menu, select Portal at the top of the menu.
  • Select View Drafts.
screenshot showing the View drafts link on the portal menu

You will then see a list of all of the saved drafts that your access allows on the Drafts page.

screenshot showing the Drafts page

You may have more than one page of drafts in your online portal. If you are unable to see the draft notification you are looking for, select the next page in your drafts screen.

screenshot showing page numbers on the Drafts screen

You can also search using the Filter on drop-down menu. You can filter drafts using parameters such as Date, Status, Client Reference or Identifier. Enter the parameters you wish to search on and then select the Go button.

screenshot showing the Filter drop-down on the Drafts page

Edit a saved draft

You can edit your saved drafts at any time prior to submitting them.

  • Access a list of saved drafts as outlined in View saved drafts above.
  • Select the CTN you wish to edit. The CTN will open.
  • Select the Trial Details tab and go to the relevant fields to make any changes.
screenshot showing the trial details tab

Once you have finished editing the draft, you will need to save the draft as outlined in the Save a draft section above.

After saving the draft:

  • You can select the Close button to return to the Drafts page. You will be able to exit the online portal and return at any time to edit the draft.
  • Alternatively, if you have finished filling in the CTN form, move on to the Validation section for information on how to validate the CTN form prior to submitting it to us.

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