RT Impact: The state
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)
IU’s Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a secure web-based platform designed to support data collection and data management for research, operations support, and quality improvement projects. Easy-to-use, intuitive features allow REDCap users to build and manage online surveys and databases with no programming experience required.
Facilitating an international COVID-19 symptom survey
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the lack of access to virus testing threatened to undermine public health efforts to stop the spread. Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University’s School of Medicine and Fairbanks School of Public Health partnered with REDCap and Microsoft News to develop and launch an international COVID-19 symptom survey.
“The REDCap ETL extension allowed us to merge study data together from all of the various language versions into a single database for analysis. The extension saved our study team a lot of time and effort, and the support we received from Research Technologies was immeasurable.” – Brian Dixon, director of Public Health Informatics, Regenstrief Institute
Supporting a nation of administrators
With more than a decade of experience helping administrators from all over the world, IU REDCap’s Technical Lead, Andy Arenson, wins the Most Valuable Person award from a field of administrators across more than 4,000 institutions worldwide. Going above and beyond his commitment to facilitating quality research data, the award honored his fostering of the admin community that supports REDCap for more than a million users worldwide.
“Collaboration with the Indiana CTSI [Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute] and IU’s Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science over many years has been instrumental in ensuring RT-managed REDCap dependability in supporting the thousands of projects and users within IU and its many research affiliates.” – Bob Davis, the chief data officer of the Indiana State Department of Health