We are interested in restructuring the DataSHIELD wiki in order to make it more accessible for users new and old.
To help us improve, would you mind filling in a short (3 minutes!) survey on how you use the wiki, found here on Newcastle University forms: https://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=8253428 .
Several key points are:
A homepage that is clearly grouped into New users learning for the first time, more advanced users finding help for functionality they need, and an area for developers’ tips and tricks.
A less layered structure, so for latest release you don’t need to know that the file path for an up-to-date list of functions is DataSHIELD training -> Version 5 – DataSHIELD tutorials -> Tutorial for DataSHIELD users v5 -> List of all DataSHIELD functions v5 Instead, could just be listed under “help”.
More interlinking on wiki pages. For example, in a tutorial it may mention “to see a list of functions available to the analyst, see here”
Please see the attached powerpoint presentation for a visual mock up of the proposed changes here.