In REDCap, how do I create a project?

To use IU's REDCap implementation, you need a REDCap account. To request an account, use the REDCap Account Request form.

To create a project in REDCap:

  1. Log into REDCap, and then click Create New Project.
  2. In the "Project Title" field, enter a name for your project.
  3. From the "Purpose of this project" pull-down list, select one of the following:
    • Practice/Just for fun
    • Operational Support
    • Research
    • Quality Improvement
    • Other

    Note: Depending on your choice, additional information may be required:

    • If you choose Research, you'll need to enter additional information and specify the type of research project (e.g., Basic or bench research or Clinical research study or trial).
    • If you choose Other, you'll need to enter a brief description in "Please specify" text box.
  4. Choose either of the following:
    • Create an empty project (blank slate)
    • Use a template (choose one below)

    Choosing to use a template enables the Choose a project template scrolling menu. On the left side of the menu, under "select template", click the button corresponding to the template you want to use:

    • Basic Demography: Contains a single data collection instrument to capture basic demographic information
    • Classic Database: Contains six data entry forms, including forms for demography and baseline data, three monthly data forms, and concludes with a completion data form.
    • Human Cancer Tissue Biobank: Contains five data entry forms for collecting and tracking information for cancer tissue.
    • Longitudinal Database (1 arm): Contains nine data entry forms (beginning with a demography form) for collecting data longitudinally over eight different events.
    • Longitudinal Database (2 arms): Contains nine data entry forms (beginning with a demography form) for collecting data on two different arms (Drug A and Drug B) with each arm containing eight different events.
    • Multiple Surveys (classic): Contains three surveys and a data entry form. Includes a pre-screening survey followed by two follow-up surveys to capture information from the participant, and then a data entry form for final data to be entered by the study personnel. The project data is captured in classic data collection format.
    • Multiple Surveys (longitudinal): Contains three surveys and a data entry form. Includes a pre-screening survey followed by two follow-up surveys, one of which is a questionnaire taken weekly to capture participant information longitudinally over a period of one month. The surveys are followed by a data entry form for final data to be entered by the study personnel. The project data is captured in longitudinal data collection format.
    • Piping Example Project: Contains a single data collection instrument enabled as a survey, which contains questions to demonstrate the Piping feature.
    • Project Tracking Database: Contains fifteen data entry forms dedicated to recording the attributes of and tracking and progress of projects/studies.
    • Randomized Clinical Trial: Contains seven data entry forms for collecting data for a randomized clinical trial. Includes a short demographics form followed by a form where randomization is performed. An example randomization model has already been set up, although randomization allocation tables have not yet been created.
    • Single Survey: Contains a single data collection instrument enabled as a survey, which contains questions to demonstrate all the different field types.
  5. Click Create Project. Your project will be created, and the Project Setup page will be displayed.

The Project Setup page outlines the key steps for building and managing your project. You may complete these steps in any order; some steps may not be required for your project.

When you've completed all the steps and have tested your project thoroughly, you can move your project to Production status and begin collecting data. For more, see:

If you have questions about REDCap, or need help setting up or managing a REDCap project, email Indiana CTSI support.

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Last modified on 2015-08-20 00:00:00.

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