ABACUS coordinators and ICT personnel trained on REDCap

15 Apr 2017

Coordinators and ICT personnel with INDEPTH’s project on community-based antibiotic access and consumption (ABACUS) have received training on the use of REDCap for data collection and management. The workshop was held from 3 - 5 April 2017 at Wits School of Public health in Johannesburg, South Africa.

REDCap is a free, secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies. The system was developed by a multi-institutional consortium initiated at Vanderbilt University in the US.

The workshop sought to train the coordinators and their ICT officers on using REDCap to collect and manage data for the study. They will form part of a team that will train data managers and field workers at the various ABACUS sites. Currently, ABACUS has three sites each in Africa and Asia.

The ABACUS Project assesses and compares community-based antibiotic access and consumption, and the factors that underpin them, in six countries in Africa and Asia.  For more details on ABACUS click here