All research studies that involve the collection of personal health information requires RVH researchers to collect and manage this informatio using REDCap™ (Research Electronic Data Capture).  


REDCap™ is a secure web application designed to support PHIPA-compliant data capture for research. The system supports secure auditing for tracking data manipulation and permits seamless exporting of de-identified data to commonly used statistics software (e.g., SPSS, stata). 


REDCap™ is hosted on secure servers located at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and is backed up in a manner similar to 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).

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

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™

For users with some REDCap™ experience, this intermediate user’s guide provides step-by-step instructions on designing more complex research databases and surveys

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™

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