Overview

QATrack+


QATrack+ is a fully configurable, free, and open source (MIT License) web application that is deployable on most operating system/server/database platform combinations. It was developed in the popular Python programming language using the Django web framework so that QC data may be entered, reviewed, and analyzed using a web browser.

Take a look at the screenshots to get an idea of the interface.

The main features include:

  • ability to define QC tests via an user-friendly interface. Configuration settings are available for data type (Boolean, float, computational result, or multiple choice selection), test frequency (due/past due dates), reference values, and tolerance and action levels. Test configurations can be grouped and assigned to multiple units/devices to reduce configuration workload, and to simplify the configuration maintenance.
  • several options for trending numerical data via control charts and other tools. Data can be filtered by unit, date, or frequency, and can also be exported for external analysis.
  • support for multiple, unique user groups (e.g. administrators, physicists, assistants, therapists, etc) with user & group-specific privileges and test lists, as well as a configurable user authentication system.
  • ability to integrate test procedures into data entry forms via embedded html or links to external documentation.
  • ability to save incomplete work.
  • ability to configure a review/approval process with additional options for classifying data. The software also allows reviewers to easily differentiate between measurements performed as part of investigative work, or as part of routine QC testing.
  • optional and configurable email notification.
  • the flexibility to host on an intranet or www, requiring minimal resources from IT departments. Can optionally be managed within a physics department if permitted by local institution policies.

Documentation & Release Notes

The latest version is 0.2.8 Please review the release_notes before installing or upgrading.

The documentation can be found online and is where you should start if you are interested in installing or helping develop QATrack+.


Important notes regarding 3rd party code in QATrack+

QATrack+ relies on a number of open source projects, a few of which are distributed along with QATrack+; licenses covering their usage and modification are either included along with the source code files or embeded directly in the source (or a url where you can find it).

Highcharts

QATrack+ is distributed with the excellent HighStock charting library. Highstock is free for personal & non-profit sites but is NOT free for commercial use. Please see the HighStock license page for details.

Bootstrap & Glyphicons

For look and feel QATrack+ uses the Bootstrap html/js/css framework which comes with Glyphicons.

FontAwesome

Most of the icons in QATrack+ are provided by Font Awesome.

jQuery

The ubiquitous javscript library: jQuery

Lo-Dash

A javascript utility library Lo Dash

Data Tables

Data Tables is an excellent table plugin for jQuery.

jQuery File Upload Plugin

A plugin for doing ajax uplods with jQuery.