Tennessee’s CoE Offering In-Person REDCap Training
Many state and local health departments have recently begun using an exciting tool, Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap), to build and manage on-line surveys and databases. The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) serves as a resource for other jurisdictions interested in the software or who are new to REDCap. In the last year, the demand for consultations from TDH has increased dramatically. As a result, the Tennessee CoE partnered with TDH’s REDCap Administrator to develop a one-day REDCap training hosted at TDH in Nashville, TN.
The training begins with foodborne, vaccine preventable and HAI epidemiologists reviewing the creation and implementation of program-specific databases such as foodborne illness complaints, Hepatitis A outbreak tracking, foodborne cluster investigations, interview tracking and other communicable disease databases. Tennessee’s REDCap Administrator then demonstrates advanced REDCap topics including using HTML, piping, longitudinal database design, SAS to access the API, and setting up the task scheduler to automate SAS programs. At the conclusion of the training, participants are able to meet with each presenter to inquire about program-specific or jurisdiction-specific issues. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to meet separately with Tennessee’s REDCap Administrator to discuss governance, policies, and user support.
If your health department is interested in participating in Tennessee’s REDCap training in Nashville, TN, please contact Katie Garman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Travel funds are available. We would appreciate an opportunity to set up a REDCap training to fit your health department’s needs.