System: REDCap https://redcap.uchicago.edu
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, 6pm
Who Is Affected: All UChicago REDCap users, including non-UChicago external collaborators, mobile app users, API users, survey participants
Start: REDCap will be unavailable on Wednesday, February 27th beginning at 6pm in order to upgrade to a new version of the software.
During: The site will remain unavailable for approximately 2 hours (6PM-8PM). Please note the following:
- REDCap mobile app users are STRONGLY encouraged to sync any data on their devices back to the REDCap project BEFORE the upgrade begins. Although not encouraged, offline data collection may continue in the app during the upgrade, however the online sync process will not be available until REDCap is available again after the upgrade.
- REDCap survey links will be inaccessible and will display a “REDCap is offline” message when clicked on.
End: At approximately 8PM, another communication will go out confirming REDCap has been upgraded and is once again available for use. REDCap’s newest features will be communicated as well.
Questions? Please contact REDCap Support.
CRI Business Systems Analyst and resident REDCap expert Julissa Acevedo was recently invited to present for Vanderbilt University’s REDCapU, an online teaching tool to educate REDCap administrators so that they can better support their end users. Julissa presented on the topic of REDCap surveys for a webinar that was attended by 157 registrants from 120 institutions across 19 countries.
The CRI and University of Chicago wrapped up a successful REDCapCon last week. The CRI was honored to host this important three-day event, which brings together REDCap administrators and technical team members from institutions all over the world for education and networking. This year was the tenth annual meeting and one of the largest gatherings to date, with 327 attendees from 201 institutions representing 20 countries across 6 continents.
Many members of the CRI, led by our REDCap Administrator Julissa Acevedo, contributed to planning and executing the event. The keynote speech was given by Dr. Julian Solway of the Institute for Translational Medicine.
REDCapCon 2019 will be held in September 2019 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
REDCap will be unavailable on Tuesday, November 28th beginning at 5pm in order to upgrade to a new version of the software. The site will remain unavailable for approximately 2 hours. All users of REDCap, including external collaborators, will be affected. REDCap surveys and the mobile app will be inaccessible as well. A communication will go out confirming the upgrade is complete and REDCap is once again available. Please contact REDCap Support with any questions.
We are pleased to announce that the Center for Research Informatics’ REDCap system has achieved security accreditation by the BSD Risk Management Group. This means that REDCap meets the information security requirements defined in our cyber security policies and with the NIST Cyber Security Framework. Visit the BSD ISO website for additional information about the BSD Information Security Program at http://security.bsd.uchicago.edu. To learn about other systems currently undergoing the Security Assessment & Authorization process, please visit http://security.bsd.uchicago.edu/saa_review/. For further questions, please contact the BSD ISO team via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CRI’s instance of REDCap has been upgraded to version 6.14.0. The newest features are:
• Responsive Design of Web Pages
• Live Filters for Reports
• New Action Tag @USERNAME
• New Action Tag @DEFAULT
• CDISC ODM (XML) Export
CRI will upgrading to the latest version of REDCap on Tuesday, June 21st. REDCap will be unavailable on from 3 pm – 5pm. REDCap surveys and the mobile app will be unavailable as well. Communication will go out when REDCap is available again. Please contact REDCap Support with any questions. Thank you.
The CRI’s instance of REDCap has been upgraded to version 6.10. The newest features are:
• Project Folders
• Survey Themes
• Embedded Videos for Descriptive Fields
• Embedded Audio for Descriptive Fields
• Auto-complete for Drop-down Fields
• Auto-continue to Next Survey
• Other Improvements