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Learn to Use REDCap Online Survey and Database Software

December 03, 2018

The Research and Faculty Development team (RFD) will hold a live training on how to use REDCap, a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. The Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) and University of New Mexico's Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) are offering this free training via Zoom video conferencing. RFD will host the webinar 1-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in IRIC 321.

While REDCap (which is short for Research Electronic Data Capture) can be used to collect virtually any type of data, it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for clinical and translational research studies and operations. The U of I's Northwest Knowledge Network (NKN) currently supports an instance of REDCap that is available for U of I research personnel to use. It can be accessed here:

The training is designed for beginners. It provides an introduction to REDCap and its features, and is a good place to start for new users. CTRIN and CTSC expect to offer advanced trainings with hands-on demonstrations in the future.

Topics to be covered in this introductory course include:

  • Setting up a basic project
  • Understanding field types and creating the instruments for data input
  • Turning an instrument into a survey
  • Testing and moving your project into production

The class format is a PowerPoint presentation and includes a demonstration. Join the RFD team in IRIC 321 or register to view the presentation yourself using the link below.

To register for the video conference:
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Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8665 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 222 144 298
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