REDCap II: Beyond the Basics

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 (ie.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.

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


    • 29 March 2022
    • 20 May 2022
    • 28 July 2022
    • 13 October 2022
    • 1 December 2022

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

    Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm 
    Venue: Online via Zoom
    Duration: One half-day session 
    Fee: $120.00 (for Melbourne Children’s campus staff only -MCRI, RCH and Uni Melb Dept of Paediatrics)

    Course details

    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.

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

    Payment:and registration

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

    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 MCRI 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 and approved external organisations)

    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.
      Registration: Use the code obtained at 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 II

    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
    PARKVILLE  VIC  3052

    T: 9345 6368 (Fiona Snashall or Julie Perkins)