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Next Regular Maintenance Scheduled for 17:00 on Fri 31 May 2024

There will now be a regular maintenance session on the last Friday of every month (except for December). Maintenance will start at 17:00, but from about 16:30 you can expect to see a warning message if you are still logged into REDCap asking you to save your work and log out before we take the system offline.

Bulk Email Costs

Please note that we use the paid-for bulk email provider SendGrid to handle survey invites and transactional messages generated within Wits REDCap. We have a cap of 1000 free email messages per sender per month. If you exceed this limit, you will be asked to contribute 10c per email message (R100/1000 emails per month) to offset the SendGrid costs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact redcapsupport@witshealth.co.za

The next Hands-on REDCap Workshop will be held online in June 2024. Click here to register or here to see more dates.

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Welcome to REDCap!

REDCap is a secure web platform for building and managing online databases and surveys. REDCap's streamlined process for rapidly creating and designing projects offers a vast array of tools that can be tailored to virtually any data collection strategy.

REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.

Learn more about REDCap by watching a brief summary video (4 min). If you would like to view other quick video tutorials of REDCap in action and an overview of its features, please see the Training Resources page.

NOTICE: If you are collecting data for the purposes of human subjects research, review and approval of the project is required by your Institutional Review Board.

If you require assistance or have any questions about REDCap, please contact Wits REDCap Administrator.

For End-Users: Hands-On REDCap Workshops 2024 Dates

Introductory Workshops

The introductory workshop is held over 2 consecutive days and is a very basic overview of the project design tools available in REDCap. It is intended for those who have never used REDCap before, and need a little bit of extra help to get started.

  • 7-8 February 
  • 17-18 April
  • 19-20 June
  • 21-22 August
  • 20-21 November

Advanced Workshops

The advanced workshop is held over 4 days (one day a week over four weeks) and covers more complex functionality within REDCap. This workshop is not for newbies, you need to know your way around the project dashboard before signing up.

  • 6, 13, 20 & 27 March
  • 3, 10, 17 & 24 July 

Click here to register

REDCap Features

Build online surveys and databases quickly and securely in your browser - Create and design your project using a secure login from any device. No extra software required. Access from anywhere, at any time.

Fast and flexible - Go from project creation to starting data collection in less than one day. Customizations and changes are possible any time, even after data collection has begun.

Advanced instrument design features - Auto-validation, calculated fields, file uploading, branching/skip logic, and survey stop actions.

Diverse and flexible survey distribution options - Use a list of email addresses or phone numbers for your survey respondents and automatically contact them with personalized messages, and track who has responded. Or create a simple link for an anonymous survey for mass email mailings, to post on a website, or print on a flyer.

Data quality - Use field validation, branching/skip logic, and Missing Data Codes to improve and protect data quality during data entry. Open data queries to automatically identify and resolve discrepancies and other issues real-time.

Custom reporting - Create custom searches for generating reports to view aggregate data. Identify trends with built-in basic statistics and charts.

Export data to common analysis packages - Export your data as a PDF or as CSV data for easy analysis in SAS, Stata, R, SPSS, or Microsoft Excel.

Secure file storage and sharing - Upload and share any type of file with anyone in the world through the File Repository feature or Send-It tool. Also works with exports and other built-in file uploading features.

Data-based triggers and alerts - Send real-time alerts and notifications to your team or other stakeholders via email, text, or phone based on certain data being entered or specific questions having a particular answer.

Connect to other resources - Use built-in features (API) to move data to/from your project. Build your own custom software development features to connect your project to other systems.