Research Informatics


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:

  • Secure
  • 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.
  • Web-based
  • Enter data or build your database from anywhere in the world over a secure web connection with authentication and data logging.
  • Fast
  • 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.
  • Easy
  • Intuitive user interface and work flow, readily available online training materials make it easy to get started.
  • Full customizable
  • You are in total control of shaping your database.
  • Autonomous utilization
  • Research groups have complete autonomy and control to add new users and set several levels of specific user rights.
  • Data export
  • 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
  • Data import capability through Microsoft Excel Advanced features - File uploadng, auto-validation, branching logic, calculated fields etc.