Office of Research Informatics

The REDCapCon in Boston drew 377 registrants from 263 institutions spanning 42 states and 22 countries on six continents.

Conference highlights REDCap’s global reach

REDCap administrators from around the world recently attended the 14th edition of REDCapCon in Boston, hosted this year by Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s center for clinical and translational science.

Facebook campaign quickly nets clinical trial participants

The cost and effectiveness of social media as a participant recruitment tool for clinical research is still being evaluated. To better understand its utility, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center used Facebook to mount a short, monthlong pilot campaign in and around Houston attempting to recruit participants for an ongoing smoking cessation study being conducted in that city.

REDCap application to be available on commercial market

A version of a Web application developed at Vanderbilt University that helps academic scientists around the globe collect and manage their research data will soon be available on the commercial market.