There are two kinds of REDCap accounts, full accounts and basic accounts. Full accounts are required for people who will be doing project creation, project design/management, user management, or using APIs. Basic accounts are for people who will be doing simpler tasks in REDCap, such as data entry or working with survey participants. To receive a REDCap account of either type, you must complete the appropriate tutorial.
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- Basic Accounts
- Full Accounts
- In-person Tutorials
- Get a CHCO account when you have a CCTSI/UCD account
To get a basic account, you must complete the data entry tutorial. This online tutorial consists of four short videos and a quiz that will cover background information, data entry, creating reports, exporting data, contacting survey participants, and working in longitudinal projects. if you will be doing project management, user management, or using APIs you will need a full account. It takes about forty-five minutes and does not all have to be done in one session. To leave the tutorial and finish later, simply click the "Save and return later" button. After you have completed the tutorial you will receive instructions on creating your REDCap account. When you have your REDCap account, you will need to give your username to the project manager so that they can add you to the project.
When you have finished creating your database or survey, you will submit a request to the REDCap Administrator to move the database to Production status to begin collecting data. At this point you will need to supply your study IRB approval number.
The online tutorials and the in-person tutorials cover the same material, and you only need to complete one. The online tutorials consist of ten short videos and a quiz, after which you receive instructions on setting up your REDCap account. This tutorial takes about two hours and does not all have to be done in one session. To leave the tutorial and finish later, simply click the "Save and return later" button.
Upcoming tutorial dates are:
- Tuesday, August 14
- Wednesday, September 19
- Thursday, October 16
- Monday, November 12
- Tuesday, December 18
- Thursday, January 17
Location: Dean's Conference Room on the 3rd floor of Building 500
Directions once inside Building 500:
Take the main elevator to the 3rd Floor. As you exit the elevator, you will see the sign for the Colorado School of Public Health. Turn right (heading west). The Dean's Conference Room is the first conference room on the left.