REDCap Training

Once your account is created, OCR STRONGLY recommends you watch all REDCap Training videos before building your first project.

OCR hosts several REDCap training courses which can be found on Knowledge Link. After logging in (using your PennKey and password), search “REDCap” in the “Find Learning” dashboard. Additional trainings (both instructor-led and eLearning) will be added soon.

Training

Managing Clinical Data using REDCap

REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. The application is specifically geared to support online and offline data capture for research studies and operations. This session will focus on basics and fundamentals for using REDCap.

Topics Covered:

  • Designing a REDCap Survey
  • Reviewing Basic Functions
  • Configuring Project Settings
  • Using Branching Logic / Piping
  • Assigning "User Rights"
  • Exporting Data Collection

Managing Clinical Data using REDCap: Intermediate Training (Part 1)

REDCap is a great option for Penn Medicine clinical research teams to build and manage online surveys and databases. This training builds on the basics and fundamentals covered in the "Managing Clinical Data using REDCap" course (Knowledge Link Course ID: UP.40009.ITEM.HSRWS100).

 

Part 1 focuses on creating REDCap projects that use the system's functionality to adhere to data management best practices and HIPAA compliance. Part 2 will do the same, but focuses more on survey creation and distribution as well as safely exporting data and creating reports.

 

Some topics covered in Part 1

  1. Navigating the "Create a new REDCap Project" screen
    1. "Project Purpose" options
    2. Using Project Folders to organize your projects
    3. Creation options (Empty vs. Upload XML vs. Template)
    4. Templates
  2. Using the Online designer
    1. Edit Field box options
      1. Text box validation options
      2. When to use Required fields
      3. When to use Identifier fields
      4. Using Action Tags
    2. Using the below field types
      1. Calculated fields
      2. Signature
      3. File Upload
      4. Slider/VAS
  3. Using Matrix groups
  4. Enhancing your project's appearance
    1. Descriptive fields
    2. Begin New Section fields
    3. Piping
    4. Field Embedding
    5. Using HTML and the Rich Text Editor
  5. Optional Modules and Additional Customizations
    1. Record IDs (Using auto-numbering or not)
    2. Using Custom Record labels
    3. Designating Secondary Unique Fields
    4. Ordering records by another field
  6. Field Comment Log vs. Data Resolution Workflow (REDCap's querying functionality)
  7. Creating appropriate project User Rights and User Roles

Managing Clinical Data using REDCap: Intermediate Training (Part 2)

REDCap is a great option for Penn Medicine clinical research teams to build and manage online surveys and databases. This training builds on the basics and fundamentals covered in the "Managing Clinical Data using REDCap" course (Knowledge Link Course ID: UP.40009.ITEM.HSRWS100).

 

Part 1 focuses on creating REDCap projects that use the system's functionality to adhere to data management best practices and HIPAA compliance. Part 2 will do the same, but focuses more on survey creation and distribution as well as safely exporting data and creating reports.

 

Some topics covered in Part 2

  1. DE Forms vs. Surveys
  2. Setting up Survey Settings
    1. Survey Status & Custom message
    2. Survey Design options
    3. Survey-specific email invitations
    4. Survey Stop Actions
    5. Question numbering
    6. Display format: one page vs. multiple
  3. Survey distribution
    1. Public vs. "private"
    2. Short Survey Links
    3. Custom Survey Links
    4. Using the Participant Lists to distribute surveys
      1. Adding Subject emails
      2. Composing Survey invitations
    5. Survey Invitation Log
  4. Safely exporting project data to maintain HIPAA compliance
  5. Reports