The faculty hosts a web-based research data
management tool called REDCap, which is quicker
and more secure than paper-based.
REDCap was developed specifically for use
by clinicians and scientists, and has an intuitive
interface that most find easy to adopt. We also
provide training sessions, one-on-one project
design consultation and helpdesk support.
Why use REDCap?
The following are some key reasons why researchers should utilize REDCap for their research studies:
Full user authentication (log-on/password), customizable user rights restictions, real-time data validation, centralized & secure data storage,data de-identification options, and a full audit trails.
Enter data or build your database from anywhere in the world over a secure web connection with authentication and data logging.
Quick project start-up. Clinical report forms can be implemented without the need for a programmer. Concept to production-level database is possible in less than one day.
Intuitive user interface and work flow, readily available online training materials make it easy to get started.
You are in total control of shaping your database.
Research groups have complete autonomy and control to add new users and set several levels of specific user rights.
Seamless data downloads to common statistical packages (including SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R) and to the .csv (comma separated values) format, the most common import and export format for spreadsheets and databases.
Data import capability through Microsoft Excel Advanced features - File uploadng, auto-validation, branching logic, calculated fields etc.
Established in 2014 as a division of WHC, a company wholly-owned by the University of the Witwatersrand.
WitsBITS serves as a home for several clinical and biomedical informatics related projects that had been running in the Faculty of Health Sciences since August 2012.