Exploring the Portal

This documentation references PopMedNet 2021.1 +

For version 5.0 documentation, please see PopMedNet User's Guide v5.0

PopMedNet User's Guide

Based on version 2021.1 +

Exploring the Portal

Home Page

The home page is a landing page that contains a set of content panels that provide you with recent and relevant information. From this page you can view your messages, tasks, existing requests, your DataMarts, and create/edit a request.

The following panels are available on the home page:

  • Notifications – Recent notifications. See Notifications for information on subscribing to notifications. 
  • Messages – List of messages distributed to all users from Network Administrators. 
  • Tasks – List of tasks for you, or someone at your organization, to complete
  • Requests list – Your recent requests, requests that have been distributed to your DataMart,  and/or requests that require your approval or review
  • DataMarts list  List of DataMarts in your network

The requests visible to you depend on the security configuration of your network and your role in the network. For questions about what requests you should see, please contact your PopMedNet Network Administrator

Home Page

Navigation Bar

The navigation bar at the top of the page is the same on every page on the Portal. It contains the following tabs:

  • Home: Displays the Portal home page.
  • Requests: Displays the list of projects that you have permission to view. Clicking on a project will take you to a page listing all requests in that project.
  • Profile: Displays your profile page.
  • Resources: Contains helpful documentation and links. The DataMart Client application installer may also be downloaded from this page.
  • Reports: A drop-down that displays your report options (if you have permission to generate reports).
  • Network: A drop-down that displays the entities in your network, such as, DataMarts, Projects, Organizations and Users

Using Tables in the User Interface

Tables are used throughout the PopMedNet user interface to display information. Columns in any table may be filtered, sorted, reordered, and resized. Filtering and sorting options are preserved across your sessions.


To filter a column, click the filter icon . Five options will appear: Sort Ascending; Sort Descending; Columns; and Filter and Clear All Filters.   After selecting 'Filter' the box where you can enter the filter criteria will appear. Up to two filter criteria may be applied to a single column and any number of columns may be filtered in a table. After entering the criteria, click Filter.

Filtered columns are indicated by a white box around the filter icon. To clear a filter on a column, click the filter icon and click Clear in the criteria box. You can also Clear all Filters.


To sort a table, click the filter icon . Four options will appear: Sort Ascending; Sort Descending; Columns; and Filter.  To choose the order for sorting, simply select either Sort Ascending or Sort Descending.

You can also directly click a column header to sort. When directly clicking a column, an arrow will appear next to the header indicating whether it is in ascending (↑) or descending (↓) order. Only one column may control the table sort at one time. 


Filter and sORTING Criteria Box


To reorder the columns in a table, hold and drag a column into a new position


To resize a column in the table, hold and drag the boundaries between columns.

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