About the EIBIR EDC
The EIBIR EDC uses the REDCap software package to facilitate the collection and management of study data. It can collect almost any type of research data, from numerical values or text to DICOM images. REDCap offers an easy-to-use and secure method of flexible yet robust data collection.
A user-friendly, web-based interface puts researchers in control of their work and data. No background knowledge or technical experience is needed to use the platform. Researchers can directly manage their own projects through their preferred browser.
All data is transmitted through a secure 256-bit SSL connection prevent with user authentication and data logging.
- Safe storage and frequent backups
Data is stored on servers located in Austria, on servers with continuous data protection through daily, off-site full backups.
- Fast and flexible
Virtually any type of digital data can be stored and managed. Data collection surveys/tools can include branching logic, calculated fields and ontology dictionaries. The time from conception to production-level database or survey can be short.
- File upload
Medical images, for instance following the DICOM standard, or other separate files can be collected, stored and managed as well.
- Multi-site access
Input data or build a data collection survey or database from anywhere in the world. The databases and surveys can be used by researchers from multiple sites and institutions.
- Fully customizable
Researchers are in total control of shaping their database or survey.
- Audit trails
All user activity is recorded for detailed tracking of data entry and manipulation.
- Ad hoc reporting
Export reports and data, or subsets of data at any time to Excel, PDF, and common statistical packages such asSPSS, SAS, Stata and R.
- Automated export procedures
Data export can be automated for seamless data downloads for further automated analysis or processing.
- Project calendar and scheduling
Schedule events directly in the online platform visible for all collaborators.
Access for EIBIR network members
Access to the EIBIR EDC is complementary for EIBIR network members. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the use of the EIBIR EDC using the contact form at the bottom of each page.
We can support you in setting up and maintaining your research study, and provide support for (new) users. Furthermore, EIBIR can monitor data entry ensuring required data is submitted on time. Reports can be periodically exported in the format best suited for further analysis by the principal investigators. EIBIR does not perform any data analyses.
We can also support communication within the study, and distribute internal information, reports or ideas for analysis of the data. Dissemination of results is also an aspect in which EIBIR can assist.
The EIBIR virtual clinical trial unit
Our virtual clinical trial unit is able to help in the design and management of your clinical study. The focus and specific expertise of the EIBIR vCTU lies on studies for the clinical evaluation of diagnostic imaging tests. Diagnostic imaging evaluation includes studies assessing the technical or diagnostic performance, clinical usefulness, benefits, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. For more information, please visit the information page on the EIBIR vCTU.