REDCap is a useful tool for data collection for the following reasons: accessibility, security, ease of use (no programming experience required), quality control, flexibility, and autonomy.
Complete the online CTSC Application for Resource Use to request “Biomedical Informatics/Data Collection and Management” resources and check “Build Electronic Data Capture and Forms.”
Submit a Service Request (Service Catalog instruction for Requesting REDCap Access [PDF])
Non-UCDHS users will need a sponsor to complete the UC Davis Temporary Affiliate Form to create a Kerberos ID needed for REDCap authentication.
Software set-up is managed by UC Davis, with encrypted and secure servers.
HIPAA protocols compliant 3-tiered access:
- System login
- Project access
- User restrictions
Audit trails (logging feature)
De-identified data (Can identify variables as PHI and export module with de-identifying option)
There is no charge for basic level of support. Introductory training is provided for researchers to be able to build their own database – REDCap by researcher.
Charges incur if the Biomedical Informatics team develop the project from start to finish and when high rate of support is required.