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Conventions

This section explains several conventions used in CoRA and this documentation.

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Symbols

This CoRA application and documentation uses some symbols for illustration purposes. Knowing what these symbols are and what they denote will help you to navigate in CoRA. Before you read on, please make sure you've made yourself familiar with the following list of conventions:

– Specimen

The skull symbol denotes that the Specimen module is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the specimen module and its features.

– DNA

The dna symbol denotes that the DNA module is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the dna module and its features.

– Isotope

The isotope or radioactive symbol denotes that the Isotope module is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the isotope module and its features.

– Dental

The tooth symbol denotes that the Dental module is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the dental module and its features.

– Individual

The individual symbol denotes that the Individual module is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the individual module and its features.

– Missing Person

The missing persons symbol denotes that the Missing persons module is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the missing persons module and its features.

– DNA sampled

The DNA symbol in conjunction with a green check mark denotes that a specimen has been DNA sampled. A number next to the check mark denotes the mito sequence number associated with it. The DNA symbol in conjunction with a red ❌ cross mark denotes that a specimen has not been DNA sampled yet.

– Isotope sampled

The Isotope symbol in conjunction with a green check mark denotes that a specimen has been Isotope sampled. The Isotope symbol in conjunction with a red ❌ cross mark denotes that a specimen has not been Isotope sampled yet.

– Measurements

The Measurements symbol in conjunction with a green check mark denotes that a specimen has been measured. The Measurements symbol in conjunction with a red ❌ cross mark denotes that a specimen has not been measured yet.

– Zones

The Zones symbol in conjunction with a green check mark denotes that a specimen has zonal classification done. The Zones symbol in conjunction with a red ❌ cross mark denotes that a specimen has not had zonal classification done yet.

– XRay

The XRay symbol in conjunction with a green check mark denotes that a specimen has been XRayed. The XRay symbol in conjunction with a red ❌ cross mark denotes that a specimen has not been XRayed yet.

– CT Scanned

The CT Scanned symbol in conjunction with a green check mark denotes that a specimen has been CT Scanned. The CT Scanned symbol in conjunction with a red ❌ cross mark denotes that a specimen has not been CT Scanned yet.

– Inventoried

The Inventoried symbol in conjunction with a green check mark denotes that a specimen has inventory completed. The Inventoried symbol in conjunction with a red ❌ cross mark denotes that a specimen has not been inventory completed yet.

– Reviewed

The Reviewed symbol in conjunction with a green check mark denotes that a specimen has been reviewed. The Reviewed symbol in conjunction with a red ❌ cross mark denotes that a specimen has not been reviewed yet.

– Help

The Help symbol denotes that there is a help page for the specific screen the user is currently viewing. Clicking the help link will take you to the relevant help page on https://doc.coracore.org

The Search symbol denotes that you can perform a search on a specific page. There is a global search bar available that allows the user to search the specimens, dnas, isotopes, dental, individuals and missing persons models which will return a data table of all records within the current project that match the search criteria.

– Search History

The Search history symbol denotes that you can save or favorite your most frequently used searches. This feature allows users to re-run previously searched models within a project. The Search history has two parts, the search history part shows the last 10 searches the user has performed and the search favorites which allows the user to favorite and run a previous search done by the user. This ia a very powerful and useful capability that is liked by most users.

– Notification

The Notification symbol denotes that you have notifications. A number badge next to the notification symbol denotes the number of unread notifications or messages.

– Full Window

The Full Window symbol allows the user to maximize the current page or screen the user is viewing. Clicking this symbol will expand the current screen by full size by removing the browser title, address and button bars while maximizing the browser window to create more screen real estate.

– Dashboard

The Dashboard symbol allows the user to view the dashboard page. Depending on the user privileges either the Org, Project or User dashboard will be made available to the user. The dashboard itself contains many widgets which show various charts and numbers relevant to the org, project or user.

– Biological Profile

The male/female symbol denotes that the biological profile for a specimen. The biological profile is available under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has any methods associated with it such as age, sex, ancestry and stature.

– Age

The number or pound symbol denotes that age methods for a specimen. The age methods are available in the biological profile menu under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has any associated age methods.

– Sex

The human male/female symbol denotes that sex methods for a specimen. The sex methods are available in the biological profile menu under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has any associated sex methods.

– Ancestry

The leaf symbol denotes that ancestry methods for a specimen. The ancestry methods are available in the biological profile menu under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has any associated ancestry methods.

– Stature

The human height symbol denotes that stature methods for a specimen. The stature methods are available in the biological profile menu under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has any associated stature methods.

– Taphonomy

The "T" symbol denotes that taphonomies can be associated with a specimen. The taphonomies are available under more actions button on the specimen screens.

– Measurements

The square ruler symbol denotes that measurements can be associated with a specimen. The measurements are available under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has allowed measurements.

– Zone Classification

The group symbol denotes that zonal classifications can be associated with a specimen. The zonal classification are available under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has allowed zonal classification.

– Associations

The link ruler symbol denotes that associations can be made for a specimen. The associations is available under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has any associations allowed such as articulations, pair match, refits and morphology. Typically one specimen is related or associated with another specimen via the articulation, pair match, refit or morphology relationship

– Articulations

The chain link symbol denotes that articulation are allowed for a specimen. The articulations are available in the associations menu under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone is articulated with other bones.

– Pair Matching

The left-right symbol denotes that pair matching are allowed for a specimen. The pair matching are available in the associations menu under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone is a paired bone meaning that it can be a left and right sided bone.

– Refits

The puzzle symbol denotes that refits are allowed for a specimen. The refits are available in the associations menu under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has a refit flag. Typically most bones can be refit.

– Morphology

The shape symbol denotes that morphology associations are allowed for a specimen. The morphology are available in the associations menu under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has a morphology flag. Typically most bones can be morphologically associated.

– Pathology

The flask symbol denotes that pathologies can be assigned for a specimen. The pathologies are available in the pathology menu under more actions button on the specimen screens.

– Trauma

The gun symbol denotes that traumas can be assigned for a specimen. The trauma are available in the pathology menu under more actions button on the specimen screens.

– Anomaly

The lightening symbol denotes that anomalies can be assigned for a specimen. The anomalies are available in the pathology menu under more actions button on the specimen screens if that specimen bone has anomalies for that bone.

– Review

The eye symbol denotes that a review can be performed for a specimen. The review menu is available under more actions button on the specimen screens.

– Tag

The tag symbol denotes that tags have been assigned for a model (such as specimens, dna, etc). The user can assign multiple tags to a specimen. Tagging is a simple way of grouping, marking or flagging a specimen for further action in the future. Think about tagging as a way collecting, bagging or grouping specimens. It is a powerful feature in CoRA for segregation and analysis purposes.

– Comment

The comment symbol denotes that tags have been assigned for a model (such as specimens, dna, etc). The user can assign multiple comments to a specimen. Comments are useful to provide additional information to the forensic scientist or project team for possible insights in the future. It can also be used by the project team to communicate additional information about a specimen.

– File

The files symbol denotes that the File module is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the file module and its features which include file export, import and search.

– File Export

The file export symbol denotes that the File export feature is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the file export feature.

– File Import

The file import symbol denotes that the File import feature is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the file import feature.

The file search symbol denotes that the File search/manage feature is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the file search/manage feature.

– Analytics

The graph symbol denotes that the analytics and visualization feature is available to the user. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use the analytics and visualization feature.


Last update: 2024-01-05
Created: 2024-01-05