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REDCap 101 Training

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Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM
Location: Webex Meeting

By the end of this class, you will learn the following topics:

• REDCap development history
• How to obtain REDCap account for external / collaborator
• REDCap data collection instrument design
• How to promote your project from Development to Production mode? What is the difference?
• REDCap auditing and activity history
• How to share survey links with the Participants?
• Data Access Groups
• Data Export/Import
• File Repository
• Record Locking with eSignature
• REDCap User Right, REDCap User Data Access Group

FAQ: To learn more about REDCap, you can access our FAQ at the following link REDCap FAQ
NEW USERS: All current Rush active employees or Rush students with a valid Rush LDAP account can login to REDCap using their Rush username and password. If your username and password does not work please email the Rush IS Help Desk at Help@rush.edu or call them at (312) 942-4357 to reset your password. If you do not have a Rush LDAP account, a Rush sponsor can request an account for you by filling out the REDCap User Account Request Form
COLLABORATOR / EXTERNAL USERS: All external / collaborator user will need to request a PI at Rush to sponsor for his/her account. Please advise the PI to use the following link to request a new account REDCap User Account Request
REDCap API TOKEN REQUEST: REDCap API token is granted on a case by case basis. Please go to our FAQs to request a REDCap API token. User will need to accept our "REDCap End User Agreement" before an API token is issued.

REDCap Users are encouraged to view the following Basic REDCap Training Videos.

For any other question, please contact REDCap Support

Notice: Due to current high volume and staffing limitations, most requests or questions for REDCap will be addressed within 2 business days. Therefore, if you need immediate action please email to redcap@rush.edu to begin the elevation process.

Please log in with your user name and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact REDCap Support.


Welcome to REDCap!

REDCap is a secure web platform for building and managing online databases and surveys. REDCap's streamlined process for rapidly creating and designing projects offers a vast array of tools that can be tailored to virtually any data collection strategy.

REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.

Learn more about REDCap by watching a brief summary video (4 min). If you would like to view other quick video tutorials of REDCap in action and an overview of its features, please see the Training Resources page.

NOTICE: If you are collecting data for the purposes of human subjects research, review and approval of the project is required by your Institutional Review Board.

If you require assistance or have any questions about REDCap, please contact REDCap Support.

REDCap Features

Build online surveys and databases quickly and securely - Create and design your project rapidly using secure web authentication from your browser. No extra software is required.

Fast and flexible - Conception to production-level survey/database in less than one day.

Export data to common data analysis packages - Export your data to Microsoft Excel, PDF, SAS, Stata, R, or SPSS for analysis.

Ad Hoc Reporting - Create custom queries for generating reports to view or download.

Easily manage a contact list of survey respondents or create a simple survey link - Build a list of email contacts, create custom email invitations, and track who responds, or you may also create a single survey link to email out or post on a website.

Scheduling - Utilize a built-in project calendar and scheduling module for organizing your events and appointments.

Send files to others securely - Using 'Send-It', upload and send files to multiple recipients, including existing project documents, that are too large for email attachments or that contain sensitive data.

Save your data collection instruments as a PDF to print - Generate a PDF version of your forms and surveys for printing to collect data offline.

Advanced features - Auto-validation, calculated fields, file uploading, branching/skip logic, and survey stop actions.

REDCap API - Have external applications connect to REDCap remotely in a programmatic or automated fashion.

Data Queries - Document the process of resolving data issues using the Data Resolution Workflow module.

Piping - Inject previously collected data values into question labels, survey invitation emails, etc. to provide a more customized experience.