REDCap clinical research software coming

We want to let you know that ICT will launch later this summer a new service based on the REDCap software.

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a mature, secure web application for building and managing research data collection and databases—specifically designed for clinical research. See http://project-redcap.org/   It has been developed over many years and has about a thousand institutions using it around the world.

ICT has arranged an institutional license for the REDCap software from Vanderbilt University.

The service we are building will mean that researchers can use the software without arranging their own license, without having to acquiring equipment and software, etc. We make the software available on virtual machines within our server room.   We’ll provide access to a shared implementation of the software in which you can create your data collection forms, put them on the web, create the database, analyze or export the data.  The implementation will be run by UofS ICT and your data will be stored on ICT servers at the Saskatoon campus.  It should be noted that this software and our systems are probably NOT HIPA compliant (http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/hipa)

We anticipate no charges for use of this service.

We are planning to have this service built on REDCap ready by the end of August.   If you’re interested, contact us at research_computing@usask.ca so we can keep you informed.  You can also find out more at http://project-redcap.org/

 

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