The HDI program promotes and actively facilitates the use of REDCap as a resource for collecting and managing sensitive research data. REDCap is 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 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.
REDCap development at OSU
In 2019 we began a test phase of REDCap on premises for non-sensitive data collection.
In 2020 in collaboration with OIS, UIT and the TRACE Investigators, we deployed a secure, custom, on-premises version of REDCap for use with COVID surveillance research through the TRACE community project.
In 2021 in collaboration with OIS and UIT, we established and tested an OSU-based REDCap system housed on a Microsoft (MS) Azure Secure Cloud. CPHHS research teams participated to pilot the new set up and is ongoing.
In 2022, we expect to move beyond piloting!