When the support team adds a study site to a provider in Support, we use an autocomplete to help users search for study sites.
How it works
Selecting ‘Add study site’ on the study sites list page takes the user to a form where they can search for a school, university or college. They do this by entering the study site name, unique reference number (URN) or postcode.
- the number of results and the search term in the heading - for example, “9 results found for ‘bath’”
- a way to change the search if the study site they are looking for is not listed or if there are too many results
- a list of radio options matching their search query - we limit this list to 15 items
We use data provided by Get information about schools (GIAS).
We display the name, town and postcode for each school, university or college in the list. This allows users to choose from similarly named locations correctly.
Selecting a study site from the list allows the user to continue and add the study site.
We show an error message if the user tries to continue without selecting a study site.
If the study site the user is looking for isn’t listed or there aren’t any results, the user can change their search, which takes them back to the initial search form.