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DSD: Introduction to REDCap for research (demo and Q&A)
Course Description:

REDCap is a web-based survey and data collection tool for a range of research purposes from simple questionnaires to projects with multiple surveys across different time points. It supports a wide range of advanced features including branching logic and calculated field, and data import / export in multiple formats.

This session gives an overview of key features of REDCap to create our first survey and begin data collection. We will also learn differences between the Standard and Data Safe Haven versions of UCL REDCap, and support available.

The session is in a webinar format followed by Q&A. It is suitable for those with no or very little experience of REDCap. The session is planned for 50 minutes including the Q&A.

Note that the session does not teach principles of effective survey, analytical methods or other digital skills such as saving and renaming files.

This demo will be particularly relevant to researchers, though what we learn about REDCap is transferable to other types of survey projects.


Some understanding of what a survey tool is, and different question types (e.g. text, multiple choices) will be useful.


Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking because you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email containing the direct joining link at least a day before the session.

We would encourage those who are new to Microsoft Teams to join within the first 15 minutes of the advertised start time in order to test out their connection/audio. The actual ses

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Decide if REDCap is suitable for a survey project
  • Make suitable choices about question types
  • Publish a survey, view and export data
  • Explain user rights and roles
  • Demonstrate data security compliance
  • Explain at least 2 advanced features and when they should be used
  • Prepare requirements to apply for UCL REDCap, Standard or Data Safe Haven
Intended Audience:
This session is aimed at those new to REDCap and would like to find out if it is suitable for their research projects.
Target Audience: All
08/11/2022 - 08/11/2022  (Enrol between 29/06/2022 and 04/11/2022) Enrol

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