Copy and paste the following text into the data management section of your IRB application or grant submission.

The Biomedical Informatics program of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center is a central location for data management. Vanderbilt University, with collaboration from a consortium of institutional partners, has developed a software toolset and workflow methodology for electronic collection and management of research and clinical trial data.

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) data collection projects rely on a thorough study-specific data dictionary defined in an iterative self-documenting process by all members of the research team with planning assistance from the Biomedical Informatics program. The iterative development and testing process results in a well-planned data collection strategy for individual studies. The REDCap system provides secure, web-based applications that are flexible enough to be used for a variety of types of research, providing an intuitive interface for users to enter data and have real time validation rules (with automated data type and range checks) at the time of entry. These systems offer easy data manipulation with audit trails for reporting, monitoring and querying patient records, and an automated export mechanism to common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R/S-Plus).

REDCap servers are housed in a cloud data center at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and all web-based information transmission is encrypted. REDCap was developed specifically around HIPAA-Security guidelines. REDCap was initially developed and deployed at Vanderbilt University but now has collaborative support from a wide consortium of domestic and international partners. More information can be found at