What is REDCap?

REDCap is a browser-based Electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) system, designed to capture research data from both research staff in medical settings and directly from patients via online tools. The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NuTH) REDCap is hosted on secure cloud servers held by AIMES, an NHS certified cloud systems provider based in Liverpool, UK. The system is managed by the NJRO Research Informatics Team, who ensure that patient data is only accessible by authorised individuals and is appropriately anonymised for analysis.

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Is REDCap suitable for my project?

NJRO REDCap is often the simplest and most practical way to securely collect and store research data for your project, from single and multi-site research studies through to pre-screening, electronic consent and online registries.

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Do I have to use REDCap for Newcastle projects?

Use of NJRO REDCap is not mandatory, however we offer a practical, cost-effective and compliant way to store research data. If you decide not to use our REDCap but are wanting to store patient data, please ensure you are complying with the relevant local and NHS governance policies to do so.

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What are the costs associated with using REDCap?

We have worked with the NuTH finance department to create a costing model which is based on each individual project. The most important factors affecting cost are administration time (e.g. number of users and sites), build time (if you are not building the project yourself) and length of data storage.

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Where are your REDCap servers located?

Our REDCap system is hosted by AIMES, an NHS certified cloud systems provider based in Liverpool, UK. We have three different REDCap systems, and can advise the most suitable for your project during our initial discussion.

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Can you provide REDCap support and training?

REDCap offers a suite of robust training videos, accessible by logging into REDCap and clicking on ‘Training’ at the top of your screen.

We are happy to answer any queries you have regarding the functionality of REDCap while you set up and run your project on the system. However we can also offer an additional level of support for an additional cost. We will quote these support costs to you based on your specific project requirements and agree these with you before proceeding.

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