REDCap: Getting Started

REDCap: Getting Started

April 20, 2017 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
MGH: Simches 3.120



  • Lynn Simpson, Research Data & Analytics Services Manager
  • Jeremy Alphonse, EDC Project Analyst

Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services (ERIS)

In collaboration with the Harvard Catalyst, REDCap is a free, secure, web-based application hosted by Partners Research Computing and designed to support electronic data capture for research studies. To learn more about REDCap visit:

This session is to help REDCap users design databases and surveys. Learn about study start up, project life cycles, data management, and how to program data fields and branching logic. This is a general overview demonstration and then time is devoted to user’s Q&A and design questions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to access REDCap and request new projects
  2. Learn the different types of projects REDCap can support
  3. Learn how to collect data, the different methods to send survey invites and to collect data directly from participants (self-report) in clinic
  4. Learn how to program data collection instruments and utilize the program features

Target audience: Researchers that have evaluated and decided to use REDCap and/or have started a REDCap project. Users may first want to view our online videos prior to attending:

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