CP2 Center`s Innovation Database: User`s Manual for

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CP2 Center’s Innovation Database:
User’s Manual for PPTG Chairs
Report Number: CP2C- 2008 - 103
November 02, 2008
By
Ding Cheng and Nauman Malik
California Pavement Preservation Center
203 Langdon Hall
California State University
Chico, California 98929-0930
(530) 898-5981
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Table of Contents
Introduction....................................................................................................................... 1
Logging In.......................................................................................................................... 1
Main Menu ........................................................................................................................ 2
Browsing Innovations ....................................................................................................... 2
Searching Innovations ...................................................................................................... 3
Displaying Innovations ..................................................................................................... 3
Downloading Files............................................................................................................. 4
Approving Innovations..................................................................................................... 4
Generating Written Report.............................................................................................. 6
Adding Innovation Comments......................................................................................... 7
Browsing User Profile....................................................................................................... 8
Displaying User Profile..................................................................................................... 9
Forgot your Password..................................................................................................... 10
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Introduction
In order to prompt innovation and facilitate technology transfer, the California
Pavement Preservation (CP2) Center has developed a database to help manage and
disseminate innovation information in the area of pavement preservation. The first edition
of the software, which is called Innovation Database-1, can now store innovation
proposals, comments from reviewers, and approval status from PPTG-Chairs. This
manual is intended to be used as instruction for a PPTG-Chair to review proposal, input
comments, and approve innovation proposals.
Logging In
If you want to log into the innovation database, you need to contact the California
Pavement Preservation Center to obtain a username and password first. The contact
information for the CP2C is (530)898-5981 or LFarrell@csuchico.edu. If you only want
to view the innovation, you can log in as guest and guest for the username and password,
respectively. Then, go to the internet address:
http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/cp2c/innovation_database/
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Main Menu
You will be taken to the main menu directly after you login.
Browsing Innovations
Innovations can be browsed by clicking on the “Browse Innovations” button. A
list will then be presented. Click on the desired innovation link to view it.
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Searching Innovations
All innovation record fields can be searched by selecting them in the pull down
menu.
Displaying Innovations
Innovations can be displayed and printed. This is what the viewers of the
innovation will see.
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Downloading Files
If there is a file attached to an innovation, a notice will appear at the bottom of the
innovation page. It is possible to download the file by clicking on the “Download
Attachment” button located at the bottom of the page.
Approving Innovations
You can choose to approve a proposal by clicking on the edit button after you
select an innovation to view.
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Now, you can edit your innovation items. After selecting the proper status for
proposal, Chair can select multiple subcommittees from the list and can send them a
personalize email. This email will be sent to all the people assigned to those committees.
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Generating Written Report
Once the innovation of interest is displayed, a written report of the innovation can
be generated by clicking on the “Generate Written Report” button. The figure below
shows the location of this button.
An example of a generated written report is shown below.
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Adding Innovation Comments
It is possible to comment on innovations of interest. To comment, click on the
button “Add Innovation Comments”.
The resulting screen is shown below.
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Browsing User Profile
To browse through the users of the Innovation Database, click on the button
which reads “Browse User Profile”. This button is found in the Main Menu. The resulting
page is shown below.
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Displaying User Profile
To display a user profile, simply click on the user of interest. Their information
will be displayed in a table format. An example of the user information in table format is
shown below.
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Forgot your Password
If you forget your password, click on the “Forgot your password?” link on the
front page before logging in.
On the next page, please type in your e-mail address and click on the “Send
Password” button. Your password will be e-mailed to you.
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