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DSD: Data import and export in REDCap
Course Description:

Manage REDCap projects by importing data to instruments or project, and exporting to popular file formats for analysis.

This hands-on session is a walk-through importing data to a REDCap project and checking data. Exporting the data is demonstrated to explore options (e.g. identifier fields) and choices (e.g. reports), and to file formats (e.g. CSV, R, and SPSS).

This session complements Using conditions and filters in REDCap.

If you want to follow the session hands-on, you need an account on a REDCap project. Having an account is not compulsory for this session. You are welcome to observe the training to determine if these features are relevant to your project.

This is a one-hour workshop delivered remotely.


The session will proceed at pace. "DSD: Software for success: Survey tools" and "DSD: Introduction to REDCap for research" are recommended prerequisites.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with location details at least one day before the session. Any set-up information for the session will be emailed to you in advance.

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of the course to allow time for logging in and downloading any resources.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page.


At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare data for import into REDCap.
  • View and check imported data.
  • Apply data protection principles on data export.
  • Understand export options.
  • Export data using appropriate file format.
Intended Audience:

This session is aimed at staff and students to make best use of the data import and export features in REDCap.

Target Audience: All
Course Contact: Digital Skills Development isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk
Further Information: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/services/learning-teaching/learning-teaching-services/digital-skills-development/digital-skills
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