In collaboration with Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI), a (Research Electronic Data Capture) REDCap database1 will be developed and utilized for this study. REDCap is a secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies, providing: 1) an intuitive interface for validated data entry; 2) audit trails for tracking data manipulation and export procedures; 3) automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to common statistical packages; and 4) procedures for importing data from external sources 2. Provision of data to IRB, NIH, and FDA is facilitated by this database system.

  1. Harris PA Taylor R, Thielke R, Payne J, Gonzalez N, Conde JG. Research electronic data capture (REDCap) - a metadata-driven methodology and workflow process for providing translational research iinformatics support. J Biomed Inform. 2009;42(2):377-381.
  2. Redcap Project.

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.