Guide to using MARA and FAQ

Guide to using MARA and FAQ


This page provides the information you will need to use MARA 3.0.






1. First install install FileMaker Go on your iPad.

MARA utilises Claris FileMaker Go 19, formerly Filemaker Go software platform which many developers use to base their products on. This is free for end users on iPads. Go to the Apple app store in your country and download the latest version of FileMaker Go (16, 17, 18 or later versions are most suitable) onto your iPad to start.  If you have an older iPad, and new versions of FileMaker Go do not open, you may need to use earlier versions. MARA will still work, but perhaps without some of the features. Some iPads earlier than 10.2 versions may not enable FileMaker Go.

If you are having trouble with installing FileMaker Go, you might want to update your iPad software, and/ or turn off the iPad and re-start it.


2. If you have a previous version of MARA on your iPad, you will need to delete this first, as the iPad will keep opening the old version.


3. Download MARA here.


4. Open MARA in Filemaker Go.


Open FileMaker Go and MARA should make itself evident. If it does not, look for the downloads folder on your iPad and then tap MARA by clicking on and select ‘Copy to FileMaker Go’.


5. Entering MARA and registering as a user

On opening MARA, an entry page will appear. Enter your first and family names, email address and select a four-digit pin number. Please make a good record of this number. A registration email will come up. Please click on the send button so you can be registered as a user. This will enable us to contact you about future developments of MARA. The next time you launch MARA, you will find your name and initials. Click on the initials and you will be asked to enter your four-digit pin number.


MARA USERS’ Information 

This section offers information about the practical and technological aspects of using MARA.   Download MARA manual here

or click below for sections of interest (coming soon).

MARA manual should be read in conjunction with the manual of the Outcomes Framework for DMT that explains the objectives for assessment that underpin MARA and principles of planning, assessment and evaluation to be used with MARA. Find it here.


 Video: Introducing MARA app (5 mins)

 Video:  MARA functions overview (5 mins)

  Video: Groups function (4 mins)

  Video: Sessions function (2 mins)

  Video: Outcomes Framework (8 mins)

Video camera symbol | Free Icon  Video: Numerical assessment of a participant 

Video camera symbol | Free Icon  Video: Using media options for assessment

Video camera symbol | Free Icon  Video: How to select and set objectives in MARA