Utah REDCap Certificate Program (URCP)
The Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)1 application has been widely used at the University of Utah (UU), Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Hubs and other academic research institutions. Because of it’s broad acceptance and use there are hundreds of UU users and thousands of users across the national and international landscape that have acquired, or wish to acquire certification for their skills which are utilized in their (roles) use of REDCap.
Having a formal certification program provides benefits to the information technology (IT) staff supporting REDCap, the researchers who depend on skilled collaborators and staff who use REDCap to support translational research and the users who can use the certificate(s) as formal recognition of their data management skills.
The Utah REDCap Certificate Program (URCP) is designed to formally recognize users who have attained the necessary skills in one or more user roles related to the use of REDCap. The certificates are designed to represent how people interact with REDCap (roles) within an academic health science environment rather than focus on individual tasks within the application.
The URCP has three components:
Length of Certification
Certificates are valid for a period of one year. Because REDCap has historically introduced significant changes and additional functionality annually the URCP will require recertification to incorporate these enhancements.
The URCP will maintain a database of each person and their current status:
Cost of URCP