The research fairy
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A web app that tracks clinical trials that have been terminated, suspended or withdrawn due to Covid-19
This web app was designed for a LAMP stack using PHP v. 7.3. It may work on other setups, but this is what it was designed and tested on.
First, create the tables as defined in
You will also need to create a file called
config.php in the root web directory with the following contents:
<?php session_start(); define('DB_USER', 'user-name'); define('DB_PASS', 'password'); define('DB_NAME', 'db-name'); define('DB_HOST', 'db-host'); define('ABS_PATH', '/absolute-path-with-trailing-slash/'); define('SITE_URL', 'https://your-url-dot-com/'); date_default_timezone_set ('America/Montreal'); include_once (ABS_PATH . "functions.php"); ?>
In order to prevent non-authorized people from accessing the admin tool, edit the
.htaccess file in the
admin/ directory to point to an
.htpasswd file that is not accessible to the web.
first-run.php file, changing the bounds of the search query to scrape the trials for a month at a time or so, in order to prevent your server from timing out part-way. Delete
first-run.php once this step is done.
cron.php to something that no one will guess, e.g.
cron-810d437f77829b6c2ae2b121824242b0e9bf423439e995234a05de7c73901ae0.php. I recommend using a random number generator. This will keep a malicious user from repeatedly pinging it. Set a cron job to call this PHP script every day.
You will also need to edit
cron.php to save the SQL dump files to a new directory that is not accessible to the web.