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REDCap
has a great presence on world map as a research data collection tool:

  • Developed by Vanderbilt University
  • Exclusively designed to support data capture for research studies
  • Is part of a worldwide consortium - 3222  active institutional partners in 129 countries
  • More than 627,000 projects in production/development, and 854,000 users

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Design/Development

Using REDCap's stream-lined process for rapidly developing projects, you may create and design projects using 

  1. Onlin Designer: The online method from your web browser using the Online Designer
  2. Data Dictionary: The offline method by constructing a 'data dictionary' template file in Microsoft Excel, which can be later uploaded into REDCap.
  3. Through XML file upload
  4. By copying an existing project

Both surveys and databases (or a mixture of the two) can be built using these methods.

Data Export for Analytical Purpose
REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.

Project Management
Each project can be managed by project owner with a set of well-defined rules and options. Project owner can add, edit and delete project users and also can define access rights for data export, data entry, reports, and adding other users. 

How can DOM IT help?
DOM IT is the largest provider of REDCap services at UAB campus. We provide you all the required information to start a research study using REDCap. Prompt help is available for initial training using REDCap functionalities, advise on REDCap resources, deciding the project type and features best suited to your research study, design help, and to run the study as per your specific requirements. 

DOM IT has two REDCap server instances:
https://redcap.dom.uab.edu/ for PHI data research studies
https://dmsrv.dom.uab.edu/ for non-PHI data research projects

Researchers can design data collection tool fast, and it is flexible to modify it in the middle of the study to enhance the research outputs.
DOM IT REDCap admins can help in achieving study/operations goal in best possible ways.
If you are planning to start a new research study, REDCap is simple and effective tool for your data collection needs.

HIPAA Compliance
A risk analysis has been performed to mitigate the data security concerns for handling sensitive data.

REDCap has already beem approved by IRB for many other PHI data studies. We will work with you, UAB data security team, and UAB IRB team for quick approval to use REDCap as data collection tool. DOM IT is ready to assist in providing customized REDCap document to submit to IRB for PHI research projects. We are committed to provide you the earliest efficient solutions.

We currently host ~ 300 PHI and Non-PHI research studies/Surveys for different UAB departments and divisions including Psychiatry, Nephrology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Infectious disease, and many others.
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REDCap Assistance
DOM Faculty/Staff can create a help ticket for any information or question regarding REDCap by contacting our Help Desk. You can also contact REDCap Administrators at 975-4357 or email at redcap@uab.edu

We will review your request and contact you for an overview session on REDCap features and the capabilities of this highly preferred tool among research communities.