Clinical Trials Management System
A limited number of user licenses are available for a clinical trials data management system (used primarily in the UC Davis Cancer Center). To request access send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REDCap and REDCap Survey
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a modern, secure software application for building and managing online clinical research databases and survey forms. The application allows users to quickly create research databases and data entry web-based screens and to link their collected data with existing statistical software tools. It is a replacement for all Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Access databases for study data, as it improves data security, online access, and the quality of data collected.
The CTSC Biomedical Informatics team can provide the tools and expertise to help researchers create databases for research studies. Specifically, we can help:
- Determine data specifications
- Supply consistent terminology
- Provide text for use in the informatics sections of grant applications
- Deliver cohorts of de-identified data to establish study feasibility
- Provide assistance in preparation of a data set for statistical analysis
To register for a REDCap training session, please complete the online reservation form.
Visit the main REDCap page to learn more about REDCap, including how to
- get started and build a REDCap project,
- provide non-UC Davis collaborators with access to REDCap databases, and
- create REDCap verbiage for grants, IRB documents, and other regulatory documentation.
Investigators may request extraction of identified or de-identified, IRB-approved clinical data for retrospective analysis and prospective follow-up. Prior to submitting a request for EMR data retrieval, the investigator is expected to have:
- an approved (or at least submitted) IRB protocol or an approved “Preparatory to Research” form from the UC Davis Office of Research Compliance and Integrity unit.
- run a Cohort Discovery query and have created a list of:
- inclusion and exclusion criteria for their study,
- ICD-9 codes, and
- meds and or labs.
After the above requirements are met, an investigator may apply for EMR data retrieval by submitting a request for services.