The HDI program promotes and actively facilitates the use of REDCap as a resource for collecting and managing research data. Our initial resource development includes establishment of an OSU-based REDCap system housed within the CQLS. In common use at academic and local medical centers and other universities, access to REDCap as a data management tool can enable OSU researchers to conduct and collaborate in large multisite and longitudinal studies.
REDCap is an open source research data management system that uses a secure web application for building and managing research data for online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect almost any type of data, our initial implementation is supporting only coded data (limited data sets with no direct identifiers refer to HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) requirements). It is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture vi a mobile app for research studies. REDCap provides features not available in other data management systems including support for large-scale longitudinal studies. We have OSU-specific training resources in addition to the REDCap Consortium resources for REDCap users. Researchers can contact us to set up REDCap accounts for their research teams and to consult on their data management plans.