Supporting research success with REDCap
Mr Aidan Wilson1, Dr Christopher McAvaney2, Ms Yelena Fridgant3, Mr John Liman4, Dr David Jung5, Dr Weisi Chen1, Mr Shaun Grady1, Dr Jerry Lai1,2
3Sydney Local Health District
REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases that supports multi-centre clinical trials with appropriate security/audit trail features. It has an increasingly broad international community of 5.3k consortium members and 1.7m users. REDCap supports a broad range of use cases in research practice, research administration and non-research related operational activities.
In this BoF we focus on how REDCap can ensure quality research data collection and management practices, as well as a range of other research related use cases. Furthermore as a mature extensible platform, REDCap can be integrated with other enterprise applications, presenting great opportunities for building complex research pipelines.
The BoF will follow this structure:
-Introduction – How REDCap supports research data management: data integrity, quality and project risk management (5 min)
-Rapid demonstration of a range of use cases (5 min)
-Further exploration of several (up to 4) use cases varying from simple to complex (10 min each)
-Open discussion with attendees of support structure for using and administering REDCap (20 min)
-Announcements of further community involvement opportunities for attendees (10 min)
This session will continue the growth of the community of Australian and New Zealand REDCap administrators, and bring together administrators, users, and interested engineers to collaboratively strengthen REDCap for data collection and management in our region.
This will benefit:
-Administrators and technical users of REDCap in Australia and New Zealand
-Research Software Engineers working with REDCap and other applications
Aidan Wilson is Intersect’s eResearch Analyst at Australian Catholic University, where his role includes administering the REDCap system, delivering user training, and supporting ACU’s users with consultation and advice. He is also a REDCap developer, having recently published an External Module, and is active in the consortium community, assisting other administrators with tips, tricks, and troubleshooting.
Christopher McAvaney is Services Manager, eResearch at Deakin University. He is responsible for establishing an eResearch program of work at Deakin which includes REDCap. Christopher has extensive research administration experience at Deakin and is keen to leverage as much as possible from REDCap via its extensible design.
Yelena Fridgant is a research data management consultant with over twenty years experience in data management. In 2015, Yelena was responsible for establishing the Sydney Local Health District district wide REDCap installation, the first in a Local Health District in NSW. She is passionate about supporting clinicians with their research project methodology, workflows, database designs and resolving their data management headaches.
John Liman is Helix’s Snr. Analyst Programmer at Monash University. John is the Monash REDCap Administrator supporting researchers with REDCap design, training, project consultation and customisations.
David Jung is Research Data Support Officer at the UNSW Sydney and one of his roles is supporting researchers as a REDCap administrator.
Weisi Chen is Intersect’s eResearch Analyst for University of Technology Sydney, and one of his routine responsibilities is to act as the UTS REDCap administrator. With more than seven years of eResearch experience, Weisi has expertise in a broad range of eResearch technologies.
Shaun Grady is an Intersect eResearch Analyst and key provider of REDCap training and the support across the membership. Shaun originally trained as a Radiation Therapist so has a strong interest in Healthcare data management and research and completed a Master of Information Technology (Business Analysis) at Charles Sturt University in 2021.