The following content may be used in your COMIRB application if you are planning to use REDCap:
Study data will be collected and managed using REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture). REDCap is a secure web application designed to support data capture for research studies, providing user-friendly web-based case report forms, real-time data entry validation (e.g. for data types and range checks), audit trails and a de-identified data export mechanism to common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R/S-Plus). The system was developed by a multi-institutional consortium which includes University of Colorado–Denver and was initiated at Vanderbilt University. The database is hosted at the University of Colorado–Denver Development and Informatics Service Center (DISC), which will be used as a central location for data processing and management. REDCap 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 DISC. This iterative development and testing process results in a well-planned data collection strategy for individual studies. REDCap also includes a powerful tool for building and managing online surveys. The research team can create and design surveys in a web browser and engage potential respondents using a variety of notification methods. REDCap is flexible enough to be used for a variety of types of research and provides an intuitive user interface for database and survey design and data entry.
P.A. Harris, R. Thielke, R. Taylor, J. Payne, N. Gonzalez, J.G. Conde. Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) - A metadata-driven methodology and workflow process for providing translational research informatics support. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2008