Brief tutorial on how to use the RT database of the BVDH

In order to participate in BVDH ring trials you need to register as a user. Please use the appropriate item in the navigation bar.

During registration you will be asked to specify whether you would like to participate as assessor, participant or both. This information is required for the ring trial supervisor to select appropriate assessors from the pool that will support the assessment of the ring trial. In case you are selected, you will be notified in due course.

Login name and password: Please enter a concise login name and a password. Please keep this information safe.

Participants from outside Germany are asked to provide a VAT Registration Number in order to remit VAT.

After submitting the relevant information, you will be assigned a laboratory ID by the administration office, and your account will be activated. This will take approximately 1-2 working days.

After login, there is a menu item Ring Trials in Progress that will display all ring trials currently available. Please select the appropriate button in column Info. This will give you information provided by the ring trial supervisor.

Column Activity gives you access to the ring trial form. Here, it is possible to answer questions regarding the ring trial, to upload documents as PDF-files, or to upload images (Metaphase, Karyogram) as JPG-files.

At the bottom of the page you will find the option to cancel, save, or submit.
Cancel will end the activity without saving your data.
Save temporarily stores your data and you will still be able to edit the files.
Submit will add your files to the database for review. You will no longer be able to edit your files.

Column Status will give you information about what stage the ring trial is in:

  • Planned: An announcement

  • Registering: It is possible to participate in this ring trial

  • Reviewing: The ring trial is under review

As soon as a ring trial is complete it will be labelled as Ring Trials - Completed.

Final reports and your individual assessment results will be made available online and can be accessed via the menu item Ring Trials - Completed.

If you have questions or suggestions, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please contact Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kunz: or Fr. Brandt at the Coordination Office for Quality Assurance: +49 (0)2403-838054.