REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Projects and accompanying tests can be easily developed using both online interfaces as well as offline data upload methods. Once actual data has been uploaded, REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.
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The REDCap Consortium is composed of 890 active institutional partners from CTSA, GCRC, RCMI and other institutions in 72 countries. The consortium supports a secure web application (REDCap) designed exclusively to support data capture for research studies.
Throughout this consortium, more than 92,000 projectswith over 120,000 users spanning numerous research focus areas are currently in production use of development build status. To find out if your institution is already running REDCap, you will find contact information on the Consortium Partners.
Dr Gutman also serves on the REDCap Library oversight committee which approves REDCap data collection instruments into the REDCap shared library repository.
The tests which are currently approved, along with their descriptions, can be accessed here.
REDCap is also another name for a powrie or dunter, which is a type of malevolent murderous dwarf, goblin, elf, or fairy found in Border Folklore. They are said to inhabit ruined castles found along the border between England and Scotland (more information). Please note, this has nothing to do with our REDCap in the context of Dr Gutman’s research areas.