OVERVIEW: Data management is a critical component of clinical and translational research. REDCap has been developed by the CTSA Consortium as a highly-flexible data capture tool for clinical research. The SC CTSI supports REDCap through our Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) and our Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) cores. A cornerstone of their support are hands-on workshops on the use of REDCap to design and implement electronic data capture tools such as study questionnaires and other instruments. 

GOALS: To train users on best practices for using REDCap and how to build a database.

CURRENT STATUS: To date, more than 300 attendees have participated in REDCap workshops at USC and CHLA, with high user satisfaction. Due to COVID-19, workshops have been converted into an online format in consultation with SC CTSI's new Education Resource Center. Click here to request more information about upcoming REDCap workshops.

There are also REDCap office hours, dedicated to helping users with their individual REDCap questions and needs. Users are helped on a first-come, first-serve basis. Office hours occur on Thursdays from 11am-12pm PST via Zoom. Click here to join. 

SC CTSI has rolled out the enhanced mobile version of REDCap, MyCap, which will enable researchers to capture patient-reported outcomes via mobile devices. To date, the CRI team has helped with 10 MyCap projects.


Questions about the initiative

Nisa Lam
Administrative Assistant
nisa.lam@med.usc.edu

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.