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ARM 2020 Release Notes

See ARM 2020.x Features (pdf) for a presentation of features added to ARM this year.
  • Watch the PowerPoint version in presentation mode to view embedded feature-in-action videos.
 
See the Change Log (txt) for a complete list of all changes made in this version of ARM.
 

Version 2020.1

May 22, 2020
 

Copy Application Column

Duplicate application details that are common to other application codes.
  • Paste information to empty fields of selected Application Codes
  • Perform the action on other application-related tabs at the same time.
 

Delete repeating section

New button for quickly deleting repeating sections. Found on grid rows, columns, and collapsible panels.
 
 

Review Folder

Review files by saving them in a folder named ReviewOnly for one-time viewing. A study opened from this folder:
  • opens as read-only
  • is not added to the study
  • is not compared for duplicates.
 

Additional Changes

  • Open Study
    • Removed "temporary directory" warning when opening ARM files from a folder besides "ARM Data". Now this prompt will only display if opening the file from a temporary Windows directory, like if opening directly from Outlook instead of saving first.

       
  • Study Rules
    • Display a list of study rules that are included when exporting a Standard Evaluation (SE) file.

       
    • Added Required/Recommended rules for Treatment fields

       
    • Study rules added by a user from a different company can now be edited by the protocol owner. Example: Trialist adds their own rules to a trial. Sponsor retains ability to edit/remove those rules.
       
  • Summary across Trials (ST)
    • Turn off mean comparison test to include non-analyzable data columns for data extraction. Includes ARM Action Codes NM, TTAB, TUPOC, THT, REL.

       
  • Miscellaneous
    • Upgraded database engine from Access to SQLite. This should resolve support issues arising from 64-bit Office installation and Office updates.
 

Version 2020.0

February 11, 2020
 

Graph Weather Data

Visualize daily weather in a trial with the new Weather Graph tool.
 
  • Plot up to 3 data fields per graph.
     
  • Use left and right Y-axis for mixed units.
     
  • Plot cumulative data or individual values.
     
  • Select a custom date range to plot.
     
  • Summarize plot data within chosen date range (Min, Max, Avg)
 
 
 

Apply spatial models to assessment data columns

New ARM Action Codes apply a spatial model to an individual data column.
 
 
Determine which model to use with new descriptive statistics and recommendations on the Column Diagnostics panel. (at right)
 
 
Spatial analysis adjusts mean estimates to attempt to recover unexplained error in a field. Use when the blocking design fails.