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REDCap: Research Electronic Data Capture

 Gallaudet's Office of Research Support and International Affairs (RSIA) provides access to REDCap, a web application that facilitates the collection of data for a variety of research projects. REDCap is produced, distributed, and supported by Vanderbilt University in collaboration with a consortium of over 900 institutional partners in over 70 countries. More than 24,000 researchers worldwide have used REDCap to collect data for their projects.

A REDCap server is available to Gallaudet faculty, staff, and students. Members of the Gallaudet community who make use of common online survey systems such as SurveyMonkey or Google Forms are encouraged to take advantage of REDCap instead.

Some reasons to select REDCap for your next data collection project include:

  • It's free of charge – REDCap is made available at no charge to institutions that are consortium members.

  • It's secure – REDCap provides audit trails for tracking changes to the database, and complies with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and other standards for maintaining privacy. All data are securely stored on a server in the Gallaudet data center.

  • It's easy to use – Plenty of online resources are available to help you get your data collection system implemented and deployed quickly. While many existing REDCap videos are, unfortunately, not captioned or signed, RSIA is investigating the possibility of adding captions or creating accessible videos that explain the basics and help you get started more easily and quickly.

  • It's flexible – Since REDCap is open source, users have the ability to adapt it to suit their needs. Many of these changes are shared with the rest of the community so that everyone can benefit. Response data can also be exported from REDCap for use in Excel spreadsheets or in a variety of statistical analysis packages such as SPSS Statistics.

  • It has plenty of support – REDCap is a very active project that receives a great deal of support from its user community. The REDCap Google group normally receives between 20 and 60 messages each day.



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