REDCap is a secure web platform for building and managing online databases and surveys. REDCap's streamlined process for rapidly creating and designing projects offers a vast array of tools that can be tailored to virtually any data collection strategy.
REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.
To log in to REDCap, you must have a network account. To set up your access follow the steps in the New REDCap Access Setup guide.
Once you have been set up, REDCap is accessible at redcap-adhb.hanz.health.nz
ICH-Good Clinical Practice E6 R2 (GCP) is the international ethical and quality standard describing the responsibilities and expectations for the conduct of research involving human participants, including the design, execution, recording and reporting of clinical trials. Compliance provides assurance of the protection of the rights of research participants, the integrity of study data and the conclusiveness of study results. European Medicines guideline for good clinical practice.
Whilst there are plenty of GCP training courses offered by different organisations, there is no actual GCP ‘qualification’. It is being aware of your responsibilities, whether as an investigator, study coordinator, monitor or any other role in a study, that typically defines someone as being ‘trained’ in GCP.
GCP is not a legal requirement in New Zealand as it is in Europe and the USA for specific types of studies; however, the principles should be adopted by all types of clinical studies to ensure that all research is conducted to a similar standard.
GCP should be applied in a pragmatic manner, taking into account the needs and requirements of the community within which the research is being carried out.
Te Whatu Ora | Te Toka Tumai Auckland is committed to clinical research excellence and growing capability in the research workforce. GCP training is mandatory for all named investigators on new applications for research approval of interventional studies.
The Global Health Training Centre offers a free GCP training resource on its website. Investigators and research staff can take this training online at Global Health Training Centre.
A copy of the certificate verifying training has been completed should be sent to the Research Office and updated every two years.
The Clinical Trials Costing Tool is available from the New Zealand Association of Clinical Research.
The aim of the tool is to provide a resource that:
Provides all parties in the clinical trials industry with a clear and consistent understanding of what the various components and terms involved in costing for clinical trials mean.
Gives research teams and their organisations a clear and accurate picture of the financial implications of conducting a trial so that decisions can be made based on sound information.
Is sufficiently uncomplicated (despite the complexity of clinical trial costing) that it can be used by busy research teams whether or not there is dedicated assistance and support within the organisation.