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DSD: Introduction to REDCap for research
Course Description:

This hands-on session gives an overview of key features of REDCap to create our first survey and begin data collection.

This course demonstrates REDCap as a survey and data collection tool for research purposes. It guides you on survey options, including some advanced features e.g. branching and calculated field.

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. For those who are interested in REDCap in the Data Safe Haven, this session will explain that.

This is a one-hour workshop delivered remotely.


An understanding of what a survey tool is, and different question types (e.g. text, multiple choices) will be useful. "DSD: Software for success - Survey tools" is recommended.


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.

Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of the course to allow time for logging in and downloading resources.

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


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

  • Make suitable choices about question types
  • Apply use of variables and other options available in questions for easier management
  • Demonstrate data security compliance, and
  • Set up a survey to collect data, view report, and export data.
Intended Audience:
This session is aimed at those new to REDCap to learn key features for setting up data collection for research and similar purposes.
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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