REDCap is great for research, but also so much more!
February 14, 2018

REDCap is great for research, but also so much more!

Taylor Read | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with REDCap

We use REDCap for so many different tasks across our company. Most obvious is for electronic data capture in our research studies. We can create forms for staff to fill out, as well as surveys to send directly to participants. We use it to record attestations for exceptions by creating survey forms and sending them to employees which then automatically creates a database as record. We use it as intake forms for new projects or studies. The possibilities are endless.
  • Customization. I can use HTML to change format but there are also a ton of built in functionality for branching logic, matrix configuration, slider scales, etc.
  • Security. HIPPA compliance is extremely important for medical research and REDCap ensures our data is safe.
  • Variety of use. Being able to send both surveys and create forms for internal use makes the use cases numerous.
  • Format options built in, instead of having to use HTML code.
  • User maintenance can be difficult with collaborators outside of your institution.
  • Very positive since it has reasonable (or free) rates and is constantly upgraded and maintained.
SurveyMonkey and Google Forms have similar features for surveys but they lack the form options and user interface. They are also not HIPPA compliant so we are not able to collect any identifying information which is usually an issue in research when we are tracking participants. Many institutional review boards won't even approve a study without a HIPPA compliant data collection service.
Our main use has been for research studies. It allows HIPPA compliant data collection with a vast amount of customization options, branching logic to keep collection clean, and validation to ensure data collected can easily be analyzed. We can send surveys to participants in between visits and use forms for in person visits where a staff member is collecting the information.

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