REDCap bits

To access Lifespan’s Instance of REDCap:

Is the University of Rhode Island your primary affiliation and you’d like to request the use of REDCap? Please fill out this service request form to gain access to URI’s instance of REDCap.

REDCap Citation for Lifespan Security and Infrastructure:

Data will be collected and managed using the REDCap electronic data capture tools hosted at Lifespan’s Department of Information Services. REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies, providing: 1) an intuitive interface for validated data entry; 2) audit trails for tracking data manipulation and export procedures; 3) automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to common statistical packages; and 4) procedures for importing data from external sources.

The Lifespan REDCap infrastructure is composed of two-production and two-test servers, all of which are backed up daily. All data in encrypted in transit and at rest. Backups occur every night and are retained for 35 iterations. In addition, long-term backup occurs monthly and is retained for 7 years offsite. REDCap data storage servers are located behind a firewall, are virtual, and are protected by multi-layered, enterprise-level security (monitored 24/7/365). All hardware resides in the corporate data center, which is physically secure, with triple-redundant power. This architecture was designed by network engineering and approved by IS Security

Reference: Paul A. Harris, Robert Taylor, Robert Thielke, Jonathon Payne, Nathaniel Gonzalez, Jose G. Conde, Research electronic data capture (REDCap) – A metadata-driven methodology and workflow process for providing translational research informatics support, J Biomed Inform. 2009 Apr;42(2):377-81. (

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