REDCap

Are you a researcher who is collecting data? Do you need a secure data storage and management space? REDCap may be the answer!

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), a secure, sophisticated web application for building and managing online surveys and databases, is now available for health researchers in BC. REDCap is a powerful tool that has more sophisticated logic features for health researchers compared to basic survey and database programs.

PopData is offering access to and support for the use of REDCap for Research Ethics Board (REB)-approved research projects. Access to REDCap can be requested free of charge only if the work meets the definition of patient-oriented research.

This project is offered through a partnership between Michael Smith Health Research BC and the BC SUPPORT Unit, BC Children’s Hospital, the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (C2E2), Interior Health, Island Health and Population Data BC.


Fees

Access can be requested free of charge only if the research work meets the definition of patient-oriented research. General (non-patient-oriented) research project members can access REDCap support for a one-time fee of $500.

To use this service, all research teams must have ethics approval for a project or must be in the process of obtaining ethics approval.

Basic Support Package:

Creation of the project in the REDCap platform, based on the investigator’s description of the study Authorizing the user access process as per the investigator’s specifications Up to four hours of in-person (or remote) REDCap training for the research team

Extended Support:

Additional data management services can be provided at a rate of $75 per hour, including:

Additional trouble shooting support (for unexpected complications or arising complex situations in your study), if needed Special project design or report building Substantial modification of requirements Advanced customizations Miscellaneous
  • Up to two hours of online help per 12-months
  • Provision of a secure environment for your study data (encryption, firewalls, frequent backups and recovery plan)
  • Software updates and additional new functionalities when available
FAQs

What is REDCap?

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), a secure, sophisticated web application for building and managing online surveys and databases, is now available for health researchers in BC. Licensing of REDCap through Michael Smith Health Research BC to support researchers across the province.

Why should I use REDCap? How will it help me?

REDCap is a powerful tool that has more sophisticated logic features for health researchers compared to basic survey and database programs.

Training

Further information and tutorials for REDCap are available here:

REDCap Documentation

REDCap information

  • Welcome to Health Research BC REDCap > download
  • REB Questions regarding Health Research BC REDCap > download
  • Health Research BC REDCap Service Agreement Resolution > download
  • Health Research BC Analysing Your Data After REDCap > download
  • Health Research BC REDCap API Security - Best Practices and User Manual > download
  • Health Research BC Privacy and Security Agreement > download
  • Health Research BC REDCap Mobile App Best Practice Guidelines > download
  • Health Research BC REDCap Mobile App Manual > download
  • Health Research BC REDCap version 11.1 Validation Certificate > download
  • Health Research BC How to Use the e-Consent Framework (BC AHSN REDCap) > download

Standard Operating Procedures

  • SOP 100 - Health Research BC REDCap New Project Request > download
  • SOP 101 - Health Research BC REDCap Adding New Users > download
  • SOP 102 - Health Research BC REDCap User Training > download
  • SOP 103 - Health Research BC REDCap Service Agreement and Project Creation > download
  • SOP 104 - Health Research BC Invoicing and Payment > download
  • SOP 105 - Health Research BC REDCap Code Management > download
  • SOP 106 - Health Research BC REDCap Mobile App and API > download
  • SOP 107 - Health Research BC REDCap Project Archiving > download
  • SOP 108 - Health Research BC REDCap Software Upgrade > download
  • SOP 109 - Health Research BC REDCap Onboarding a Regional Hub Administrator > download
  • SOP 110 - Health Research BC REDCap Auditing REDCap Usage > download
  • SOP 111 - Health Research BC REDCap Project Lifecycle > download
  • SOP 112 - Health Research BC REDCap Validation > download
  • SOP 113 - Health Research BC REDCap e-Consent > download

How to access REDCap

If you will be using REDCap for an REB approved research project, please fill out the Health Research BC REDCap intake form. (If you’re requesting REDCap for a patient-oriented research project, please be prepared to provide your research proposal and/or patient engagement plan.) 

You will receive an email once your intake form has been processed with information on next steps.

You will need to create a PopData account to log into your Health Research BC REDCap project. If you don't have an account you may register for one here.

 

DARs/Projects snapshot

Total number of DARs/Projects currently with PopData:

429

The breakdown:

DARs in preparation/review

46

Projects with amendments in preparation/review

28

DARs in post-approval 

10

Projects with data being prepared

32

Projects being maintained
(includes 11 Data Access Support Hub (DASH) and 13 DI Program)

288

CaraSpace projects

25

 

Last revised June 10, 2022

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