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REDCap DB/Survey Tool
I am a Student. Is the REDCap server available to me?
Yes. ETSU Students can have accounts on the standard REDCap server. Student Researchers are subject to the same research regulations as Faculty and Staff. Use of surveys is covered in some classes and students may have accounts for this purpose.

ITS-Research Computing Services manages two REDCap servers for your data acquisition and survey tool needs. The servers provide the ability to build databases or acquire data via surveys. If your survey data are being acquired for publication or presentation, you must have IRB approval. This is the only survey tool that has standing pre-approval for data storage within the ETSU Digital Research Data Storage and Backup Policy. One server, etsuredcap.etsu.edu, is the "standard" REDCap server, available to all faculty, staff and student researchers. The secure REDCap server, etsuredcap-h.etsu.edu, is HIPAA compliant and available to researchers that have approved protocols on file with the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The information below explains how to access the servers and details some interesting features of the resource.

For one-on-one, group, or classroom training or for assistance setting up a REDCap account, please contact Janet Keener at 423.439.4142 or contact the ITS HelpDesk at 94648.

REDCap Standard (etsuredcap.etsu.edu)

  • To request access, please complete the Computer Account Request & Access form located at https://www.etsu.edu/its/forms.php. Be sure to select the etsuredcap.etsu.edu checkbox.
  • Once your access has been approved and completed, you will receive an email from Research Computing Services that you may login and begin using the server.
  • Collaboration with off-campus researchers IS possible with this server!  Contact Janet Keener or the ITS HelpDesk at 94648 for information on how to get access for them.
  • REDCap Standard can be used to enter data into a database for storage and minimal analysis. Data export is possible for more complex analysis in statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, R and others.
  • REDCap Standard can also be used to create electronic surveys.
  • Training is available in a one-on-one environment, or Dr. Keener will provide a guest lecture for any class that needs to learn more about REDCap.  
  • All REDCap training, consultation and usage is free of charge.
  • If your survey instrument constitutes Human Subject Research, ITS-RCS seeks IRB verification before the instrument is put into production.
  • If you are certain that your survey instrument is not intended for human subject research (example, an assessment to be administered to students), ITS-RCS will activate your survey instrument without IRB verification. If you are not certain, submit a 129 form to the IRB.
  • NOTICE: If you are collecting data for the purposes of human subjects research, review and approval of the project is required by the Institutional Review Board.

REDCap Secure (etsuredcap-h.etsu.edu)

  • To request access, please complete the Computer Account Request & Access form located at https://www.etsu.edu/its/forms.php. Be sure to select the etsuredcap-h.etsu.edu checkbox. You must include an IRB protocol number at this time.
  • Research Computing Services will verify current HIPAA online training status and will consult with IRB to confirm the status of the protocol. Once both criteria are met, access will be granted.  Your data MUST contain information deemed as HIPAA information before access is granted.
  • As with the standard server, collaboration is possible for off-campus researchers that are listed as a Primary Investigator (PI), co-PI or study staff.
  • As with REDCap standard, this server can be used as a data acquisition tool or to send out surveys.
  • Consultation, training or classroom guest lectures are all free of charge.
  • Research Computing Services verifies all projects posted on this server with IRB before they are moved into production.
  • NOTICE: If you are collecting data for the purposes of human subjects research, review and approval of the project is required by the Institutional Review Board.

Introduction to the REDCap Server

Computer Account Request Form

For more information, email or call x94142 on campus (423-439-4142 from off campus) or contact the ITS HelpDesk at 94648.

 

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