About Ripple

Ripple is a web-based solution designed to manage recruitment and post-enrollment tracking of clinical trial patients. It can be used by academic institutions, contract research organizations, small medical device companies, plus more. Ripple can help clinical trial sites efficiently enroll patients, manage recruitment strategies, simplify reporting, and automate tasks.  

The Ripple platform includes features such as a study dashboard, patient/participant tracking, lab task management, data import/export, automated email notifications, plus more. Sites can monitor and manage participant recruitment and retention strategies using Ripple. Additionally, this solution can be used to organize patient data, access communications with contacts, a...


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31 Reviews of Ripple

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.81 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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June 2018

Suzy from Penn State University

Verified Reviewer

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2018

This software has facilitates my ability to keep track of and schedule research participants.

It has enhanced my lab productivity and enabled us to keep track of participant recruitment in a much more precise way.

Pros

It is HIPAA compliant, which makes it relatively easy to work with the IRB to get approval to use. It allows for lots of customization for your study design. It is easy to add and remove study team members with different levels of access. You can send reminders for members of the team to do different tasks associated with participants and study events. You can set up study events based on expected dates or that are triggered based on the completion of other study events. There is a registry (database) that houses all the subjects that you have entered. It is easy to query this database and select potential participants into specific studies.

Cons

I would like to see an easier way to input large numbers of potential participants into the registry from a csv file. I would also like to see a more integrated calendar and scheduling system and emailing system.

May 2020

Brianna from Pregnant Moms' Empowerment Program

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

Remote Work Made Easy

My team is able to track recruitment and retention, which is very helpful when deciding which community organizations we should put more energy and resources toward. We then thank our community partners for the referrals and strengthen our bond by referring our participants to them. This community networking has played a role in when and how we communicate with participants, another aspect that is well tracked in Ripple. We can also assign Ripple tasks to team members and associate them with specific participants, thus accounting for everyone on our team and in our program.

Pros

Our team transitioned almost everything to Ripple, before the coronavirus began to affect our research protocols and data collection. Our familiarity with the product prepared us to transition to remote work very smoothly. We have greatly appreciated Ripple's customer support and desire to enhance the system's features. Some of our favorite features include the creation of tasks and the ability to track recruitment and retention strategies. Without Ripple, our administrative team would have a hard time communicating participant information in such detail.

Cons

There is always room for improvement, but it is evident that the Ripple team values customer feedback and is working around the clock to provide as many relevant features as possible. I imagine it is difficult to field the amount of feedback that they receive, but their communication about their goals and progress is fantastic!

Response from Ripple Science

Replied May 2020

Hi Brianna, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that Ripple supported your move to remote work during this disruptive pandemic. We look forward to enhancing the application more in the future, especially in regards to task management and ensuring you can focus on nurturing your participant relationship. Thank you!

June 2018

Shailee from University of Montana, Dept. of Psychology

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2018

We use Ripple in my developmental psychology lab for recruiting and managing participants.

Pros

Keeps the whole lab on top of recruiting and running participants through our study. It's a great way to see what tasks are completed, what still needs to be done, and who is doing what.

Cons

It is not always the most intuitive to use. Specifically, the interface gets clunky as participants increase. The two-page system (when extra participants roll over onto the next page) is very confusing. I'd prefer to scroll down a single page than click through different pages of the status headings. Furthermore, the calendar would be much more useful if the event were clickable. Then, users would be taken to the page with the participant information when the event is clicked. Adding export functionality would also greatly improve the usefulness of the Ripple calendar.

May 2020

Jacob from University of Utah-College of Psychiatry

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

Great Interface with Lots of Potential

Pros

It is really easy to use and is optimal for recruitment workflow as well as tracking participant status in a study. It's also great as a quick reference to look at participant contact info.

Cons

The dates logic can be kind of wonky. For example, it normally prompts the next study visit some amount of days after the last visit. This is great, but some visits occur a set amount of time after the baseline, not the last visit, so this can make the set dates really off for some participants. The dashboard could also be more useful in regard to showing a richer database set, such as how many participants completed a study phase for example.

Response from Ripple Science

Replied May 2020

Hi Jacob, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you find the Ripple recruitment features so beneficial. In regards to your feedback on scheduling flexibility we recently released a major update to this functionality that will allow you to truly customize the date calculation process. Take a look at the Study Settings - Events page to take advantage of these new features. Thank you!

May 2020

Stephanie from University of Michigan

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Mental Health Care

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2020

Best Research Management Software

Ripple is invaluable! It's efficient and prevents steps from falling through the cracks. I highly recommend research teams schedule a demonstration with Ripple wonderful team to learn how Ripple can work for your project.

Pros

Ripple is incredibly easy to use and customizable to your specific project needs. Ripple is so efficient, Research Assistants on our project were able to take on more responsibility and tasks, eliminating the need for an entire position. Ripple makes it easy to track all the moving pieces of a research study and tasks each staff member needs to do. It's also effective for project managers to see aggregate data for reporting.

Cons

The only features that could use improvement is the recruitment tab. Sources are unsearchable and it can take a while to locate a specific source.

Response from Ripple Science

Replied May 2020

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear Ripple's flexibility and efficiency have helped optimize your project team. We are making some improvements to searching and filtering in multiple areas of the app, and based on your feedback will be sure to research how the same enhancements could be applied to the recruitment tab. Thank you!