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LA CaTS to begin offering REDCap Help Sessions

Released: Thursday, August 03, 2017

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a web-based data capture tool that does not require client local software and can be accessed from anywhere on the Internet. The LA CaTS Cyberinfrastructure team provides the use of the REDCap software as a service for LA CaTS member investigators and their teams to collect study data. This service includes the REDCap application software hosted in a web server, disk space for data storage, regular system backups, software patches and upgrades, basic training courses, online documentation, and database/survey development assistance.

On August 31, 2017, the Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement team will host a REDCap Online Help Session (via Skype for Business). This will be the first session in a series of reoccurring sessions that are planned. This will be an interactive session that will feature topics such as new information and tips on using REDCap, how to get started, troubleshoot issues with current databases, and/or other areas of interest.  During these sessions, participants will be allowed to share their computer screen with the experts to allow for a more productive question and feedback session. More details to come!

Questions about the event, contact technology@LACaTS.org.

General REDCap training videos are available at https://projectredcap.org/.

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About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit www.lacats.org.