REDCap® Workshop: How to develop your own database

LocationBasilea, North West Switzerland, Svizzera

When conducting clinical research, it is essential to use a data capture system that is accepted by the ethical committees. REDCap® (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure and validated web application, made available by the Department of Clinical Research for researchers at the University Hospital of Basel and affiliated research institutions. It can be used for building and managing online surveys and databases.

The course offers an introduction to the use of that application for participants to develop their own databases. It also focuses on the most important methodological and regulatory aspects in managing clinical data in REDCap®. Through the course, participants will develop an understanding and first practical experience in using REDCap based on hands-on exercises.

Main topics covered during this workshop are: short demo of REDCap®, creating own database according to a specific project design (e[.]g. longitudinal, survey, etc.), developing instruments with various types of parameter, data entry (including data import and survey mode), set up of a randomisation process, creating reports, data export, as well as getting registered and finding support. There will be also an opportunity to bring and discuss your own topics.

This workshop requires students to attend a 3-hour session (45-min lecture and live demo, followed by a short break and 2-hour hands-on exercises and discussion).

Recommended reading
Participants will be required to watch the introductory REDCap® Video before the workshop: Detailed Overview of REDCap (14 min) (vanderbilt[.]edu)

Learning objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to 1. Describe what REDCap® is and why it matters to use such system in clinical research 2. Understand the basic principles in developing a clinical research? database
3. Use key software features in REDCap® for clinical data management 4. Develop own simple clinical research? database in REDCap®

Workload and credits

  • 4 hours of workload including pre-workshop video introduction
  • The course does not qualify for the acquisition of ECTS.
  • Attendance to the full workshop session is required for acquiring a certificate of attendance.

Clinical researchers (including Master and Doctoral students in Medicine, PhD students of the PhD subject Clinical Research) at the University of Basel, Faculty of Medicine.

Minimum 8 and maximum 15 registered participants.

Participants are expected to bring their own laptop for the workshop.

  • Prof Dr. Laurent Audigé, PhD, Head of SORC, Department of Clinical Research (DKF)
  • Rutquist Marielle, MA, Senior Data Managerin, Department of Clinical Research (DKF)
  • Campos Bartolomeu, Data Manager, Department of Clinical Research (DKF)

Mareike Gräter
Training and Education
Department of Clinical Research (DKF), University of Basel
c/o University Hospital Basel
Spitalstrasse 8/12
CH-4031 Basel

mareike.graeter [a] usb[.]ch
Tel. 0041 (0)61 556 59 76
Weiterbildungen Departement Klinische Forschung

Available Mon-Thu 08[.]30h - 13.30h

Kurs beginnt am: Donnerstag, 20[.]06[.]2024 Kurs endet am: Donnerstag, 20.06.2024
Course 1: 9[.]00 - 12.00 / Course 2: 14.00 - 17.00 Anmeldeschluss: Freitag, 31.05.2024

Date 2024

  • Course 1: 20 June 2024, 09[.]00 - 12.00
  • Course 2: 20 June 2024, 14[.]00 - 17.00

Course language is English.

Certificate of attendance will be issued after successful course completion.

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