REDCap is a secure, web-based application designed to support web-based data capture, including surveys. Although it was originally designed for research studies, REDCap can also be used for collecting and managing data for operational support purposes.

REDCap enables you to easily create and design data collection instruments (data forms and web surveys) in your web browser. REDCap allows for a variety of question/field types, such as Text Boxes (with validation), Multiple Choice (single and multiple answer), Calculated Fields, File Uploads, and Sliders (rating scales). For surveys you can engage potential respondents using a variety of invitation methods.

Custom reporting tools are built into REDCap. In addition, REDCap provides automated export procedures to common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R) to enable further data analysis.

This REDCap Intro class introduces creation and design of data collection instruments, survey invitation and response management. It also provides an overview of data reporting and exporting. Additional REDCap features, such as more advanced form and report design, assigning user permissions, hosting of multi-site research studies, and importing data are covered in the REDCap - Advanced course.

Course Learning Objectives:
  • Overview of REDCap
  • Obtaining Access
  • Requesting a project
  • Creating a basic survey or data collection form
  • Sending survey invitations
  • Observing survey results
  • Exporting data
  • Designing basic reports

The following equivalent tutorial is available:

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