REDCap Glossary

Sr. No.  Field Definition Link to know more
1 Home
It is the first field present on the menu bar. The home icon takes you to the the main dashboard/ homepage of the REDCap application. This page provides information about REDCap and its features
2 My Projects This page lists the REDCap projects that is created by a user. You can organize your projects in this page. Projects
3 New Project        Allows creation of new project.  
4 Help & FAQ A page consisting of general FAQ's and point of contact in case help is needed.  
5 Training Videos Showcases basic training videos on how to use REDCap.  
6 Send it Send-It allows the user to upload data on a server and allow multiple users to download the same.  
7 Designer It is also known as the Online Designer. Within a project; instruments, forms, survey queue's, notification, ASI's, and settings can be managed in this section. Online Designer
8 Field A field is the section in which a user fills in the data that is requested.  
9 Logging Logging consists of a list of all the changes that were made to the project.  Logging
10 Record A record is a set of information that is filled by the user in a form.  
11 Data Dictionary   A Data dictionary is a CSV file containing the structure of your form.  Data Dictionary
12 Forms A form is used to enter records/data by the user of the project.  Forms Vs Survey's
13 Instruments  It is a form or a survey created to collect data. Create an Instrument
14 Arms It allows multiple events to be grouped together. 
Longitudinal Projects
15 Events It allows multiple instruments to be grouped together to allow repetitions when used in a longitudinal survey.
Longitudinal Projects                  
16 Variable Name It is also known as a field name and it is unique to each field that is created. This is defined in the online designer tab when a new field is being created within a form/survey. Variable names can be piped into other fields to enhance the survey and its user experience.  Piping
17 Data Access Groups This field can be found under the User Rights section. It is used to control the view and access of data for the users within the database.  
18 Project Role Project Role consists of categories of different roles which are undertaken by users who work on a clinical research project collaboratively.   
19 Invite Participants Researchers can send an invitation to the users to take participate in a survey.  Participant List
20 Data Export Tool Allows data from an instrument to be exported to a file format as per user's choice. Data Exports
21 Data Import Tool Allows users to import data collected from previous research/survey and inculcate the same into the ongoing survey/research project Project and Data Management
22 File Repository                                                              The file repository consists of all the data exports that have been performed on your data set. Additionally, the user can export their project to an xml file, create user files and upload a new file.  



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