STEP 1: Confirm Site Registration

Confirm that your site’s IDEAS Practice Administrator has registered the practice and has added you as PHYSICIAN. Each Referring Physician will receive an invitation to the IDEAS -Study.

Confirm your site number before proceeding. You must be connected to a site number.

Step 2: Account Activation

Link #1

This link contains programming code that connects a user with an existing ACR ID to an IDEAS site. See link #1 text below:

If you have been given your ACR ID (username) by an ACR staff member or your practice administrator and you are being added to an existing, registered site, you should click on this link which is only active for 10 days:

Link #2

Users who do not have an ACR ID should select this link as it allows the user to create an ACR ID. See link #2 text below:

If you or your site has never registered for the IDEAS study and wish to register your site for the study, you must first create an ACR ID by clicking on this link:


*****Once the email is received containing the ACR ID and temporary password, the user should return to the IDEAS invitation email and select link #1. This will connect the user to the site.

STEP 3: Complete Physician Profile

Once you have logged in, Click the arrow next to your name. Select physician profile from the drop-down menu and complete the physician profile.

physcian profile

STEP 4: Best Practices Physician Training

While you are waiting for IRB approval, VIEW Best Practices online webinar (30 min webinar with quiz) . Click here for Webinar instructions.


STEP 5: Upload IRB Approved Physician Consent Form

When you have obtained IRB approval (either local or Schulman), sign the dementia specialist consent that has IRB-approved stamp, scan it to the computer and prepare to upload the document to the physician profile”

Login and choose “PHYSICIANS” from the left side bar menu.

Click on EDIT USER as shown in picture below and choose EDIT USER DATA.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and find “UPLOAD DEMENTIA SPECIALIST CONSENT.

Click on the BROWSE button and navigate to the location on your computer where you saved the signed informed consent. Click “Open” to access the document and select “Update” and it will upload automatically.