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Whittier E, Harris P, Franciscus C, Addy PH, Hynes DM. Creating Collaborative Opportunities in Research Data Management: Implementation and Impact of REDCap in US Department of Veterans Affairs. Presented at: American Medical Informatics Association Annual Joint Summits on Translational Science; 2016 Mar 24; San Francisco, CA.
Abstract: Collaboration across university and US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) affiliated medical centers is common in many multisite studies and large program projects, however use of comparable data management systems have long been a challenge. With the recent centralized and national deployment of REDCap in the VA, new and innovative opportunities to collaborate using REDCap are now available. This panel focuses on implementation of REDCap, Research Electronic Data Capture, in the VA as a web-based tool to collect and manage research and quality improvement data. REDCap provides functionality that enables multisite collaboration across VA sites and with university-based affiliates. With parallel design, data collection using REDCap at VA and non-VA sites can be accomplished using the same schema and forms. The tool enables systematic clinical and research data collection, integration of external data sources, and export of data to statistical analysis packages.

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