reevaluation of onetime invitations
Onetime invitations were added in !1450 (merged). They are meant for anonymous online survey. Technically, they are studies with some features hidden. Most importantly, they do not have recruitment and execution. Instead, a mail recruitment view is available directly from study management.
There are some potential issues with this feature
- In some cases, users missed the "anonymous" bit and select this option because they wanted to do online surveys.
- The current implementation still creates participations and sets them to
INVITED. Among other things, this means the sole fact that we invited someone to an anonymous online survey currently is counted as a legal basis for storing their contact data.
- This option has an impact all over the study UI, resulting in quite some complexity, especially considering the limited usecase.
- So far, this option has only been used 3 times.
The big benefit of this feature is that recruiters/conductors cannot access the data of invited subjects. This is especially important because online surveys typically invite a lot more subjects (potentially all of them), so these restrictions have a bigger impact than usual.
I see two options:
- Keep the feature, but no longer set the status to
INVITEDand improve the wording
- Remove the feature. In its place use regular mail recruitment. Special care should be taken not to assign any conductors and to not give recruiters the "subject manager" role.