REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure online system designed for the capture of research data for clinical and translational projects (ie those that represent a systematic effort to convert basic research knowledge into practical applications to enhance human health and wellbeing). It combines features of a database and online survey tool.
Reasons to use REDCap in Flinders research projects include:
The REDCap Consortium, an active online community of REDCap users, offers comprehensive training and support material
REDCap is offered by the University on an 'as-is' basis. Self-service support is available from the REDCap Consortium, an online community of REDCap users and resources.
DRS support for REDCap is restricted to:
For all other support, in the first instance contact the IDS Service Desk on 12345 or raise a support call via Service One.
If your project involves simply collecting anonymous data via an online survey, Qualtrics is likely to be a more appropriate option. Qualtrics is freely available for use by Flinders staff and students.
REDCap is a better choice when your research project involves any of the following:
The project owner must be a Flinders University staff member or student.
Project collaborators not in the employ of the University must only be assigned a data entry role.
The project must not be commercialised by including REDCap software in the final product.
For enquiries, please contact us by email.
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