All research studies that involve humans and collect protected health information require RVH researchers to collect and manage that data using our REDCap™ (Research Electronic Data Capture) system.   REDCap™ is a secure web application designed to support PHIPA-compliant data capture for research studies, along with audit trails for tracking data manipulation and export procedures, and automated export procedures for seamless downloads of de-identified data to common statistical packages.  REDCap™ is hosted on servers operated by the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.  The servers are in a physically secure location and are protected and backed up in a similar fashion and schedule, respectively, as all other patient data.  Access to the study data in REDCap™ will be restricted to the members of the study team using a username and password authentication system (Gmail™ account required).

If you are interested in using REDCap™ for your study, you can access REDCap™ directly and request access (see REDCap™ Starter’s Guide).

Please see Resources for additional training materials.


REDCap Starter’s Guide

This step-by-step guide will take new REDCap™ users through the registration process.  In addition, the guide will provide step-by-step instructions for researchers on how to use the New Research Study Intake Form that will assist them in systematically transforming their research idea into a research study.

Beginner User’s Guide

For new users, this step-by-step guide provides you with all the instructions needed to start a new research project or survey in REDCap.

Intermediate User’s Guide

For more advanced users, this intermediate user’s guide provides step-by-step instructions on designing more complex research databases and surveys

Advanced User’s Guide

For advanced users, this step-by-step guide provides you with all the instructions you need to make the most of all the attributes available within REDCap.