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REDCap Tip of the Month: Review of the Most Popular Tips of 2015

Most Popular Tips in 2015

Every month, the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (Washington) publishes a REDCap tip, shortcut, or best practice to help you get the most out of the installation. With 2015 coming to an end, we are taking a look back to see what tips readers found most valuable this year.

The top three tips of the year, as determined by the total number of readers, were:

3. Custom Numbering

REDCap provides automatic question numbering for simple surveys. However, if your survey contains branching logic, REDCap turns the question numbering feature off to prevent random skipping of numbers. This tip describes two ways of adding custom numbering to your REDCap surveys. Read the Tip >

2. Correcting Outdated Calculations

REDCap calculations can sometimes become out-of-date, especially when doing calculations with dates and/or times. This tip describes how to update all of your out-of-date calculations with one simple process. Read the Tip >

1. Granting Statistician Access

Most REDCap users do not conduct their own statistical analysis, instead asking a professional statistician to do it for them. Our most popular tip of 2015 describes how users can grant a statistician secure access to project data. Read the Tip >

Miss any of our other tips this year? Please visit our REDCap Tip of the Month archive to get caught up.


This is a running update of the REDCap tip of the month provided by the University of Washington Institute of Translational Health Sciences. To read more tips on the ITHS website, click here.

Susanne Pritchard Pallo | 1/7/2016

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