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Tools

To meet the need for high-quality data capture and management in modern research, CTRIC offers a variety of tools to the UMB research community.

Our staff is trained to help researchers utilize the most current technological advantages. Many generic resources can be customized to meet the needs of your study.

OpenText TeleForm®

TeleForm automates the collection, evaluation, and validation of data collected by scan-able forms.  

With the help of OpenText TeleForm designing software, CTRIC offers our researchers custom designed forms. Data collected on these forms can be scanned into the TeleForm system to be read by its character recognition software. TeleForm increases efficiency and accuracy in the data entry process. Data can be exported to datasets in many different formats (SAS, SPSS, Excel, Access, and more).

Ready to create a form?

Save time by coming to us with a draft of how you would like the form to look. We will ask you to complete a Data Dictionary to give us information about the variables you will be collecting on your form.

TeleForm Data Dictionary template and instructions
  
Example TeleForm 

REDCap

REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases.  

Now researchers can access all the details of a study from anywhere using REDCap. Log in to the secure site and enter data, manage subjects, update protocol details, manage users, export a dataset, verify data entry, and more. Our staff can help researchers set up rules to automate data verification. Give any member of the study team access to the study site with varying levels of permission and user status.

To use REDCap, users need a UMID and access to the REDCap-SOM VPN for use at or outside of the University. To gain access to the VPN and/or the REDCap system, send an email to research@som.umaryland.edu requesting access, and include your name and UMID (ex. jsmith). Once you have been added to the system, instructions will be sent to you.