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REDCap Tutorial Drop-In Sessions

REDCap is user-friendly—fast and easy to set-up, web-based, and secure—ensuring data quality and compliance with regulatory requirements.  

REDCAP TUTORIALS


A REDCap Tutorial SessionsOur classes are the best way for research teams to learn how to use REDCap and to familiarize themselves with OCTRI policies regarding REDCap use. We expect our users, especially folks who will be designing the collection forms, to be familiar with the material we cover in the Basics tutorial. In addition, we've designed our classes to be an important part of the model that allows us to provide for free REDCap and a basic level of support for REDCap.

No registration is required for classes and drop-ins are welcome.  

 

BASIC TUTORIAL

The Basic Tutorial provides research staff with an overview of REDCap capabilities and covers the most used functionality.   Attendance is required for staff who will be responsible for project set up and design.
  • When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.*
  • Please note that the time for the Thursday, April 3rd class is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Hatfield Research Center, Room 12D03

* Class is offered during regular business days (non-holidays)

If you are unable to attend a scheduled tutorial please send an email to Informatics Research Support Team to schedule a different time. 


ADVANCED TUTORIAL

The class material will largely be driven by the needs of the attendees and will include demonstrations of a variety of features, including the import tool, the data dictionary, double data entry, data transfer services and data quality rules.
  • When: 4th Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to  11 a.m.*
  • Where: Hatfield Research Center, Room 12D03
  • Please note the class on Thursday, March 27th will take place in BICC 124
* Class is offered during regular business days (non-holidays)


REDCAP HELP SESSIONS

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If you've already attended a Tutorial Session and you need help, drop in on a Help Session which are every week.  There are many reasons to come to an advanced tutorial or help session- sometimes for clarification on topics covered in the Basic Tutorial, help using advanced features or suggestions about strategies for collecting data.  Prior attendance at a REDCap Tutorial is required. 

  • When: every Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to  12 p.m.*
  • Where: Hatfield Research Center, Room 12D03

COMMON CHALLENGES

Please consider coming to the advanced tutorial or a drop-in help session if you need to do the following in your project:

  • Deleting a subject (records)
  • Deleting a visit (events)
  • Renaming a variable field
  • Changing variable response numbers
  • Creating a calculated value (e.g. use Height and Weight to calculate BMI)
  • Using branching logic
  • Using multiple survey's in a single REDCap project
  • Automating survey invitations
  • Setting up data queries


HELPFUL REMINDERS

  • Study teams are expected to test their projects before requesting to move them into a "Production" status, going too fast can result in more work.  Testing includes: entering test data, testing any branching logic and calculated fields, testing functionality used (e.g. double data entry, data exporting, data importing, and order of data collection variables and instruments) with their study team.  
  • Consult with a statistician regarding best practices for data collection and to review data exports.
  • Real subject data should not be entered in projects with a "Development" status.  For all research studies, when requesting that a project move into "Production" status, IRB approval is required.
  • Avoid using exotic metacharacters (e.g. [, \, ^, $, |, ?, *, +)
  • We expect study teams to test their projects before requesting to move them into "Production."

    Only enter test data while the project is in "Development" and you are in the process of set up and design.


Want to Learn More?

REDCap is user-friendly—fast and easy to set-up, web-based, and secure—ensuring data quality and compliance with regulatory requirements.   

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To schedule a data management consultation, contact OCTRI Informatics Research Support