REDCap Best Practices

The CTSI REDCap Team has created a REDCap Guide and Best Practices document to assist REDCap project creators in the design and management of their projects.

The guide includes information on the following topics.

  • Why Use REDCap
  • REDCap Terminology
  • Before You Get Started
  • Best Practices: Data Collection Instruments
  • Best Practices: Variable Names
  • Best Practices: User Rights
  • Best Practices: Testing
  • Best Practices: Managing the Project or Database

Questions about the guide should be directed to



Wake Forest CTSI

Target Audience

Study Coordinators
Research Administrators
Animal Laboratory Staff
Basic Laboratory Staff
Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
Graduate Students
Medical and Veterinary Trainees
Postdoctoral Fellows and Scholars

Delivery Method


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