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Whittier E, Garcia V, Addy P. VIReC REDCAP Presentation: REDCap Implementation: Bringing Data Collection and Management to a New Era in the VA. Paper presented at: VA Research Electronic Data Capture Conference; 2015 Sep 29; Portland, OR.
Abstract: The VA Information Resource Center (VIReC) partnered with the VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI) to manage the implementation of REDCap within the VA. Many VA investigators have experience with REDCap through their academic affiliations, thus the community of current REDCap users within the VA is large. The implementation began with phased roll-outs across the VA. REDCap was first tested with five groups of testers: three experienced with REDCap, two groups with no experience. The next phase of Beta testing surveyed 30 beta test users to examine utility of the system, utility of education materials and users' experience. REDCap was then made available to researchers with IRB approval and a select group of Quality Improvement researchers. Currently there are over 600 users and 250 projects utilizing VA REDCap.

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