REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a web-based program for clinical research data management developed at Vanderbilt University and in use at over 2,500 sites around the world. REDCap’s popularity arises from its ease of use, as well as its many built-in tools for assessing data quality, generating reports, graphs and descriptive statistics, sharing access among team members and automatically creating audit trails.
With the mandate of supporting the data management needs of health research projects throughout the province, REDCap has been implemented locally by the CHI Data Science platform and the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences MedIT group. Using the Faculty’s Secure Research Environment (SRE) to house the REDCap Production Server, our installation of REDCap provides a secure and inexpensive alternative for health research data entry and storage.
Who Can Access REDCap?
If you’re an investigator, staff, or trainee conducting health research approved by the UM Health Research Ethics Board (HREB) or Biomedical Research Ethics Board (BREB), then you’re eligible to use our implementation of REDCap. Consider attending one of our REDCap overview/demonstration sessions to learn more and to see REDCap in action (see “REDCap Training”).
To meet our local data security and confidentiality requirements, REDCap has been implemented in Manitoba for health researchers using three independent servers:
- REDCap Production Server - where a research team directly enters clinical research data (housed within the Max Rady College of Medicine Secure Research Environment (SRE))
- REDCap Surveys Server - where study participants respond to online surveys
- REDCap Training Server - where a research team learns about REDCap and sets up its projects (No real data are permitted on this server)
The following documents describe how to get access to REDCap and the Secure Research Environment.
- Getting Access to REDCap
- Getting Access to Secure Research Environment
- Application for Access to REDCap Servers
- Application for Access to Secure Research Environment (SRE)
- Flowchart: Getting Access to REDCap
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There are a number of ways you can learn more about REDCap.
First, we recommend that you attend our "REDCap Overview & Demo for PIs and Study Coordinators" session. It's a 90-minute, informal session highlighting key features of REDCap and describing our implementation and guidelines for access. This is recommended even for those who've used REDCap elsewhere as our implementation is quite different from most other sites. Generally we offer this session once or twice/month.
Second, the developers at Vanderbilt University have an excellent collection of free training videos (http://project-redcap.org). This is presently our primary vehicle for REDCap training. Our Guide to REDCap Videos can help you select the relevant videos you might find helpful (see below in REDCap Quick Guides).
Finally we offer three two-hour sessions REDCap 101, REDCap 102, and REDCap 103 that progressively offer increasingly advanced levels of REDCap training. These are generally offered 2 or 3 times/year and also on a request/cost-recovery basis.
"REDCap Overview & Demo for PIs and Study Coordinators"
Winter series complete - stay tuned for Spring schedule.
For more information or to register for a session, contact email@example.com.