REDCap I: Introduction to REDCap

REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online databases and surveys. It is available for use in MCRI research free of charge. This half-day course provides hands-on instruction in the development of a simple database and online survey, along with an introduction to some other areas of REDCap's functionality.


  • 16 February 2022
  • 27 April 2022
  • 23 June 2022
  • 2 September 2022
  • 24 November 2022

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

University of Melbourne
This course is delivered by Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU), a working partnership between MCRI and the University of Melbourne.

Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm 

Venue: Online via Zoom

Duration: One half day session 

Fee: $120.00 (Melbourne Children’s campus staff only -MCRI, RCH and Uni Melb Dept of Paediatrics)

Course details

At the completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Feel comfortable navigating around the REDCap application
  • Create and configure a new project
  • Create and edit data collection forms
  • Perform data entry
  • Understand the lifecycle of a REDCap project
  • Create and administer an online survey
  • Be aware of some of REDCap's additional features and limitations
  • Know where to seek more information

Materials supplied: A full set of course notes will be made available in electronic format 

Refreshments: morning tea provided.   

Payment and registration

Please note: in general this is a two-step process, you must arrange payment & then register on Trybooking

Payment via Unimarket (for internal MCRI staff only):

  1. Payment must be made via Unimarket. Staff must not make credit card payments and seek reimbursement from an MCRI cost centre as this is not permitted.
    Access Unimarket or from the MCRI intranet homepage. Log in and search for CEBU as a supplier. Click on CEBU courses and add the required course to the shopping cart the CEBU course/s you wish to enrol in. The GL account for training is 34460. Instructions on using Unimarket are on the intranet. Once your Cost Centre manager approves it, CEBU will email you with the promotional code to register for the course.

  2. Registration: Use the code obtained in Step 1 to register for the course on the Trybooking site 
    Note: your place in the course is not confirmed until you have registered via Trybooking.

Payment by invoice (for RCH employees paying by invoice):

  1. Email us, providing full details of your name, organisation name and the name and email address of the person responsible for payment.  Include the course name and date (many of our courses are run multiple times) and the cost of the course.

  2. CEBU will issue the invoice and then provide you with a code so you can register for the course on the Trybooking site.

  3. Registration: Use the code obtained in Step 2 to register for the course on the Trybooking site 
    Note: your place in the course is not confirmed until you have registered via Trybooking.

Payment by credit card: Proceed directly to Trybooking and follow the prompts to make payment.and register. Please note there is a Trybooking fee of 50 cents per registration which will be applied when you register online.

Register for REDCap I

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 7 calendar days prior to the course start date. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations or non-attendance after this time.  


Fiona Snashall or Julie Perkins

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

T: 9345 6368 (Fiona Snashall or Julie Perkins)