Research Informatics Core

Research Informatics Core

The Research Informatics Core provides access to innovated technological applications and expertise to assist researchers in maintaining an efficient, integrated database management system. From design and implementation to data entry and reporting, we support researchers across multi-disciplinary endeavors and throughout various stages of research. These services are essential to our research infrastructure.

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a fundamental component of our Research Informatics Core. REDCap is a is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Although it can be used for virtually all types of data, it is specifically designed to support online and offline data for research studies and operations. It is an important resource for research collaboration, data collection, database management, and analysis of research data.



Sharon DiMauro, BA, MS

Administrative Manager

Melissa Chapps, BA, MA

Research Database Manager




The Informatics Core offers REDCap, a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Using REDCap’s stream-lined process for rapidly developing projects, you may create and design projects using:

  • the online method from your web browser using the Online Designer, and/or
  • the offline method by constructing a ‘data dictionary’ template file in Microsoft Excel, which can be later uploaded into REDCap.

RECCap provides:

  • An easy-to-use data entry system, with data validation
  • The ability to import data from external sources
  • Automated exports to the most common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, R, and State)
  • Audit trails for tracking data changes exports
  • Branching logic, calculations, and answer piping to increase functionality and personalization
  • And so much more..

Data Entry

The CRC currently provides double data entry service using REDCap.



Consulting services on REDCap are available to CRC investigators.

Campus Address

Clinical Research Center
UConn Health

Mailing Address

UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3805