REDCap Training Resources
Monthly Q&A Sessions
The REDCap Team hosts monthly open Q&A sessions about anything campus users would like to discuss about REDCap's capabilities and features. See the Events page for details on upcoming sessions.
If you would like to view some quick video tutorials of REDCap in action and an overview of its features, please visit the Training Resources page and login using your REDCap username and password.
This presentation explores the various ways REDCap can be used in research. View the Narrated PowerPoint on the CCTS YouTube Channel.
Copying Projects and Forms
Users can copy a project or form in order to make a backup and keep the original production project safe and unchanged before making critical changes, or to reproduce some data collection process.
Date Difference Calculation
Using datediff function in a REDCap calculated field, the interval between two entered dates can be calculated. It is useful to calculate the participant’s age from the entered date of birth, or to validate the entered date values. The datediff function can also be used in branching logics.
Data Entry Trigger (DET)
This plugin sends email notifications when new records are added based on conditional logics.
SMS Survey Invitations
REDCap has the capability to make voice calls and send SMS text messages to survey respondents by using a third-party web service named Twilio (www.twilio.com). In this way, you could invite a participant to take a survey by sending them an SMS message or by calling them on their phone, in which the data would be collected in REDCap directly from their phone without having to use a webpage.