REDCAP Training Session

Suubi4Cancer MPI, Dr. Kim Johnson, met with ICHAD data staff on her recent trip to Masaka to train them on a new data collection tool, REDCAP. Dr. Johnson and the ICHAD team plan to use REDCAP to collect clinical data around confirmed and suspected cancer cases among more than 3,000 HIV-positive youth. The team will use this data to explore preliminary outcomes of an intervention on access to cancer diagnosis, care and treatment of HIV-infected children in Sub-Saharan Africa. REDCAP is a free, HIPAA compliant data collection tool originally developed by Vanderbilt University to house clinical data. It will be beneficial to the Uganda team as data can be collected and stored electronically without an internet connection, and can be easily downloaded into other formats such as SPSS and STATA for more complex data analysis.