REDCap Workshop Recordings

Becker Library is pleased to offer introductory, hands-on REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) workshops. REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online databases and surveys. Developed at Vanderbilt University and made freely available to other institutions, our Washington University instance of REDCap is managed by the Institute for Informatics. Join us in person or view the recordings to learn what REDCap is and how to use it to collect and manage your research data.

Please note: Washington University is currently using REDCap Version 12 Production Server.  Some of the recordings below were created in earlier versions.  The information covered in the recordings created in earlier versions is still relevant to the current version of REDCap.

Introduction to REDCap – Creating Forms and Surveys

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This webinar includes a general overview of REDCap as well as demonstrations of 1) creating a project, 2) building a data collection instrument, 3) creating text, multiple choice and calculated fields and 4) enabling a data collection instrument as a survey.

Recorded February 2, 2022

Introduction to REDCap – Entering and Exporting Data

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This webinar included demonstrations of entering data to your project, creating reports, exporting data, and adding study team members to your project.

Recorded September 9, 2022

REDCap Survey Setup and Distribution

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This webinar included demonstrations of how to enable REDCap data collection instruments as surveys and distribute surveys to participants via the Public Survey URL, Participant List, Automated Survey Invitations, and Survey Queue.

Recorded September 16, 2022

REDCap Longitudinal Projects

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This webinar included demonstrations of how to set up a longitudinal project, create events, designate instruments for events, use the scheduling and calendar tools, and set up and Automated Survey Invitation.

Recorded September 30, 2022

REDCap Data Dictionary and Data Import Tools

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Recorded March 13, 2020

REDCap in a Flash – Subtracting Dates, Calculating BMIs, and Rounding Calculated Fields

Recorded June 24, 2020. 

REDCap in a Flash – Correcting Calculated Field Data for all Records using Data Quality Rules

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Recorded July 1, 2020 

REDCap in a Flash – Creating Reports and Data Exports

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Recorded July 8, 2020 

REDCap in a Flash – Preparing De-Identified Data Exports

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Recorded July 15, 2020 

REDCap in a Flash – Automated Survey Completion Notifications for Study Team Members using Advanced Logic (Updated for REDCap Version 9)

Recorded September 1, 2020 

REDCap in a Flash – Automated Survey Completion Notifications for Study Team Members using Advanced Logic (REDCap Versions 8 and below)

Recorded July 29, 2020 

REDCap in a Flash – Create a “Re-Enter Email” Field with Error and Skip Protection

Recorded August 5, 2020. 

REDCap in a Flash – Using the Survey Queue

Recorded August 12, 2020. 

REDCap in a Flash – Embed, Images, Audio, and Video directly into a Field

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Recorded August 19, 2020 

REDCap in a Flash – Copying and Downloading Entire Projects or Individual Instruments

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Recorded August 26, 2020 

REDCap in a Flash – Distributing Surveys via the Participant List for Longitudinal Projects

Note: There was an issue with the recording at the 31:25 timepoint that required about five seconds of video to be removed. An additional example of the topic being covered was performed immediately following the time of the edit.

Recorded September 30, 2020

REDCap in a Flash – REDCap Version 9 Updates


Note: The reCAPTCHA feature in the Survey Distribution Tools did not work during the presentation. reCAPTCHA did not work because a REDCap reCAPTCHA had already completed on the computer used for the recording earlier in the day. REDCap states, “A survey participant will never have to pass the reCAPTCHA test more than once per day on a given device or computer.”

Recorded October 28, 2020 

REDCap in a Flash – Survey Login – December 17, 2020

Recorded December 17, 2020 

REDCap in a Flash – Survey Login – July 23, 2021

This Survey Login session includes guidance from WUSTL Information Security. The volume does fade at times. Please send questions to sorensenc@wustl.edu.
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Recorded July 23, 2021 

REDCap Workshop – Using Multiple “Arms”

Recorded April 15, 2021 

REDCap Workshop – Piping and Action Tags

Recorded April 22, 2021 

REDCap Workshop – The WUSTL REDCap E-Consent Template

Chat from session and example consent forms here.

Recorded February 24, 2022

REDCap Workshop – Obtaining Consent from a Participant Remotely Using REDCap E-Consent

Chat from session and example consent forms here.

Recorded May 24, 2022

REDCap Workshop – The WUSTL REDCap E-Consent Template