REDCAP Regional Training in Nairobi for CARTA Fellows
CARTA held a successful three-day regional REDCap data management training workshop for CARTA fellows in Nairobi, Kenya from May 8-10, 2018. REDCap also Research Electronic Data Capture in full, is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.
The 35 fellows, from Cohort seven and eight, were drawn from the East and Southern Africa region. They attended the one-of-its-kind workshop where they learned how to use the REDCap software for data collection and dataset management. The three-day intensive training was spearheaded by CARTA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Emmanuel Otukpa, and was co-facilitated by an expert on the software, Mapule Nhlapho, from the University of the Witwatersrand Biomedical Informatics Center.
The fellows gained skills on longitudinal data collection along with advanced data management techniques. They also were taken through the entire lifecycle of a REDCap project – from initial setup to data entry and how to export data.
The sessions were hands-on and interactive with exercises and assignments. They also revolved around reporting and project management, data resolution workflow as well as how to use the REDCap offline mobile app.
Some of the photos from the training below: