REDCap II: Beyond the Basics

The following courses are for Melbourne Children’s campus staff only. This includes Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital and The University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics) staff.

Course overview

The half-day REDCap II course provides hands-on instruction in aspects of REDCap's functionality that go beyond the basics covered in REDCap I: Introduction to REDCap.  For example: using the data dictionary, longitudinal and repeating data collection, automated survey invitations, importing data, and a look at some more advanced form design elements and workflows.

The REDCap II course is aimed at people with some experience with REDCap project design and configuration (i.e.beyond just data entry use), for example (but not necessarily) those that have completed the REDCap I course. It is assumed that participants are fairly familiar with, and comfortable navigating around, REDCap's web interface to perform Project Setup and data entry tasks.

We also offer an introductory course on REDCap I: Introduction to REDCap.

Course outcomes

After completing this course participants should be able to:

1. Make use of some of REDCap's more advanced features, including:

  • Using the data dictionary for speedy form development
  • Longitudinal and repeating instrument configuration
  • Automated survey invitations
  • Data quality rules
  • Data Import
  • Managing changes to a Production project

2. Build more complex data entry forms, eg. utilising:

  • Different design strategies for different data capture scenarios
  • Branching logic with repeating fields
  • Action tags and smart variables
  • Functions in calculated field expressions
  • Cross-field validation checks
  • Basic HTML and CSS for styling text

3. Be aware of and able to investigate some of REDCap's other more advanced features.

University of Melbourne
This course is delivered by Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU), a working partnership between Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the University of Melbourne.

Course dates for 2023

This course is offered online only, via Zoom.

  • 04 April 2023
  • 20 June 2023
  • 09 August 2023
  • 25 October 2023
  • 06 December 2023

Please note: course dates and/or venue may be subject to change. 

Course details

  • Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
  • Venue: Online via Zoom
  • Duration: One half-day session 
  • Fee: $130 (Melbourne Children’s campus staff only)
  • Materials supplied: A full set of course notes will be made available in electronic format 

Payment and registration

Payment by credit card (not available to Murdoch Children's Research Institute staff)

You or your organisation can register and pay for the course directly via the Trybooking link below with a credit card. Follow the prompts to make payment and register. You will receive a course confirmation and tax invoice via email.  Please note: There is a Trybooking fee of 50 cents per registration which will be applied when you register online.

Trybooking - Register for REDCap II

Payment via Unimarket (Murdoch Children's Research Institute staff only)

Payment must be made via Unimarket. Murdoch Children's staff must not make credit card payments and seek reimbursement from a Murdoch Children's cost centre (this is not permitted).

  • Go to Unimarket (also can be accessed from the Murdoch Children's intranet homepage for internal staff).
  • Log in and search for CEBU as a supplier.
  • Select CEBU courses and add the required course to the shopping cart for the CEBU course/s you wish to enrol in.
  • The GL account for training is 34460. Instructions on using Unimarket are on the intranet (internal staff only).
  • Once your Cost Centre manager approves it, CEBU will email you with the Trybooking link and promotional code to register for the course.

Please note: Your place in the course is not confirmed until you have registered via Trybooking.

Cancellation of registration

You can apply for a refund or request to change the course session to a different date pending availability if it is received seven (7) calendar days prior to the course start date. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations or non-attendance after this time.   

Contact us

Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052

Fiona Snashall or Julie Perkins
Phone: show phone number


See our full course timetable below for information on all CEBU courses.

CEBU course timetable