What is an Approval Workflow and how it works?

Approval Workflow, a central feature of Decode, is a structured process that empowers researchers to manage study review and publishing seamlessly. Approval flows allow the addition of approvers to the research process. Once a study is created, it can be sent to the assigned approver for evaluation. Upon approval, the study becomes eligible for going live, ensuring a well-coordinated, efficient, and collaborative research journey.

Here's how a study creation and publishing process will be with the approval flow!


Step 1: Once you log into your Decode account, you will be directed to the dashboard.

Step 2: Click the “+” button on the left navigation panel.

Step 3: You will be directed to the page where you can select the type of study you want to conduct. Select the study and create your research.

Step 4: Once your study is created, click on the "Request Approval" button. The study will be sent to the approver for review. 

Step 5: The approver can either Approve or Reject the study. 

If Approved: The "Request Approval" button morphs into "Publish," marking your study's readiness to go live.

If Rejected: Should your study encounter the need for refinement, fear not. It returns to the "Rework" stage, ready for your expert adjustments. Once perfected, it's a simple resend for another round of approval.