Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap

Wednesday, 12/7/2016
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented on December 7, 2017. Access the recording and presentation slides here:

This webinar will begin with a short description of best practices for consideration in any research data collection/management plan. Once this information is covered, the webinar will transition to a demonstration and discussion of REDCap—a data management platform used by research teams across the world.

This webinar is sponsored by ALCTS CE.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this session, attendees will have learned:

  1. The importance of thinking through real world study requirements and logistical workflow before starting collection of data
  2. The importance of good recordkeeping and documentation of records for ongoing and shared research
  3. Practice implementation exercise and overview of REDCap—a data collection and management platform available at no cost to academic, non-profit and government institutional partners

Who Should Attend

Library science professionals interested in research data collection and management


Paul A. Harris, Ph.D., is professor of biomedical informatics and biomedical engineering who has approximately 20 years’ experience working in the field of clinical research informatics. He earned his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and now serves as Director for Vanderbilt's Office of Research Informatics. Dr. Harris devised and created REDCap, a research data collection and management software platform that has been adopted by 1,900 academic and non-profit institutions in 101 countries.



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How to Register

No registration required.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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