Redcap vs commcare for survey

Dear all

I am just wondering what the difference b/n commcare and redcap is? Does
redcap support all commcare functionalies? I know commcare very well but
not redcap and my staff are pushing me to use redcap?

Your advice is highly appreciated.

Best,

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HI Tewelde,

choosing between REDCap and CommCare will depend very much on the type of
apps you require in your project. Both REDCap and Commcare are useful data
collection kits, that support mobile functionality and offline usage.

REDCap is developed by Vandebijlt University to support research
methodology and data collection. Like CommCare it allows you to design
survey instruments (including longitudinal survey instruments) with
multiple question types. I’ll try to highlight the differences between
REDCap and CommCare by discussing groups of features.

Pricing;
REDCap is open source and free to download for individual or institutional
hosting. There are no package prices for users, but you will need to
invest in a team and equipment to host the software on a server, run the
platform updates, administrate the platform and build custom plugins for
features that aren’t naturally available on the software (this they make
fairly easy and provide guides on how to build custom plugins for extra
functionality - all you need is a fair knowledge of PHP)

Platforms;
REDCap has both a web application that can be used on desktops and laptops
and mobile applications for both android and iOS devices. Note that some
question types may not work on the mobile platforms (for example the
dropdown list with medical nomenclature)

Question Types;
REDCap does not support GPS capture yet. They do however have a file
upload feature which allows you to upload documents and images.
Additionally they allow searchable drop down list that allow you to choose
more than one option. they have built in databases to add searchable drop
down lists for medical nomenclature (the medical databases they have are
ICD 10, SnowMedCT, MEDRA, HL7). You are able to carry out calculations
with questions and display conditions, however the complexity of
calculations and display conditions are limited, ie., you are mostly able
to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, date difference
and if functions, but other functions like count, coalesce, concat are not
available. REDCap can only separate groups of questions by applying
section headers and cannot perform repeat groups like Commcare. For
surveys that use Lickert scales, REDCap has a nice functionality called
matrix questions that allow you to do this.

Exports;
REDCap has strong export functions - allowing you to create custom exports
of your surveys and data collection instruments. additionally you can
apply filters to to questions in the survey before exporting to excel.
REDCap allows export to excel, in CSV, xml and also directly into
statistical packages such as SPSS, SASS, STATA, and R statistical programs.
Excel exports can be exported using the raw data or the question labels.
Like CommCare it allows you to de-identify fields, but cannot allow you to
add meta tags into the exports like CommCare (cannot track device IMEI no,
data capturer - this can be viewed on the project system however).

REDCap does not have a "reports’ feature like CommCare does to track the
activity of your mobile users - this is quite limited in REDCap. But does
allow you to create types of users and assign rights and permissions to
functions on the app and forms on the app (thus you can have a user group
that is only able to accees the registration form, but none of the other
forms).

Case management:
REDCap is not able to create child and grandchild cases.

Application building;
REDCap does hve a feature for you to run data quality checks (see if all
forms and surveys have been completed correctly, but is not quite as
intuitive as Commcare in picking up build errors.

REDCap’s application building works a little differently from CommCare in
that you have two stages; Development and production. While in development
you are able to make as many changes to the application as you want (it is
recommended that no actual data collection is done in development mode).
Once happy with your application , it can be moved to production, where
you are given the option to erase test data entered in development mode.
Once in production, if you would like to make changes to the question
types of the form you will need the system administrator to approve changes

  • this is to make sure the data already collected in the project may not be
    significantly affected.

Like CommCare you are able to generate a data dictionary of your
application (Application summary) and also create an application using a
excel import function.

Data Collection;
REDCap allows you to send out surveys to users outside of the app via a
link. You are also able to schedule forms and surveys to be completed at
specific times.

Overall;
REDCap was built with research data collection in mind whereas CommCare is
quite well adapted for community health outreach type of projects. I would
recommend looking at the functionality you need and whether REDCap of
Commcare is more suited. if your application require many calculated
fields and conditions and workflows, Commcare is better suited.

Hope this was useful.

Feel free to skype me (ameera.hamid) if you have any other questions about
REDCap

Kindly,
Ameera

REDCap is open source and allows you to build plugins (if you have a fair
knowledge of PHP) for additional funtionalities.

··· On Tuesday, 13 June 2017 14:08:17 UTC+2, teweldino.mvp wrote: > > Dear all > > I am just wondering what the difference b/n commcare and redcap is? Does > redcap support all commcare functionalies? I know commcare very well but > not redcap and my staff are pushing me to use redcap? > > Your advice is highly appreciated. > > Best, > > -- > > Tewelde Aregawi > > ICT Expert > > MVP(MDE) > > Tigray/Hawzein > > > Mobile +251933730215 > Skype : tewelde.aregawi1 > Face Book : tewelde aregawi > > Courage, Strength, Determination, Compassion, Loyalty, Selflessness and > Confidence > Call > Send SMS > Add to Skype > You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype > >

Deat Ameera

Thanks for your prompt and detailed response.One of the doubts they have in
commcare is weather commcare works offline data export like redcap and odk
collect.What if there is no internet at the middle of the survey.do we have
another mechanism to export the data from the Mobile commcare Odk? That is
the main treat for them.

Best,

HI Tewelde,
choosing between REDCap and CommCare will depend very much on the type of
apps you require in your project. Both REDCap and Commcare are useful data
collection kits, that support mobile functionality and offline usage.
REDCap is developed by Vandebijlt University to support research
methodology and data collection. Like CommCare it allows you to design
survey instruments (including longitudinal survey instruments) with
multiple question types. I’ll try to highlight the differences between
REDCap and CommCare by discussing groups of features.
Pricing;
REDCap is open source and free to download for individual or
institutional hosting. There are no package prices for users, but you will
need to invest in a team and equipment to host the software on a server,
run the platform updates, administrate the platform and build custom
plugins for features that aren’t naturally available on the software (this
they make fairly easy and provide guides on how to build custom plugins for
extra functionality - all you need is a fair knowledge of PHP)
Platforms;
REDCap has both a web application that can be used on desktops and
laptops and mobile applications for both android and iOS devices. Note
that some question types may not work on the mobile platforms (for example
the dropdown list with medical nomenclature)
Question Types;
REDCap does not support GPS capture yet. They do however have a file
upload feature which allows you to upload documents and images.
Additionally they allow searchable drop down list that allow you to choose
more than one option. they have built in databases to add searchable drop
down lists for medical nomenclature (the medical databases they have are
ICD 10, SnowMedCT, MEDRA, HL7). You are able to carry out calculations
with questions and display conditions, however the complexity of
calculations and display conditions are limited, ie., you are mostly able
to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, date difference
and if functions, but other functions like count, coalesce, concat are not
available. REDCap can only separate groups of questions by applying
section headers and cannot perform repeat groups like Commcare. For
surveys that use Lickert scales, REDCap has a nice functionality called
matrix questions that allow you to do this.
Exports;
REDCap has strong export functions - allowing you to create custom
exports of your surveys and data collection instruments. additionally you
can apply filters to to questions in the survey before exporting to excel.
REDCap allows export to excel, in CSV, xml and also directly into
statistical packages such as SPSS, SASS, STATA, and R statistical
programs. Excel exports can be exported using the raw data or the question
labels. Like CommCare it allows you to de-identify fields, but cannot
allow you to add meta tags into the exports like CommCare (cannot track
device IMEI no, data capturer - this can be viewed on the project system
however).
REDCap does not have a "reports’ feature like CommCare does to track the
activity of your mobile users - this is quite limited in REDCap. But does
allow you to create types of users and assign rights and permissions to
functions on the app and forms on the app (thus you can have a user group
that is only able to accees the registration form, but none of the other
forms).
Case management:
REDCap is not able to create child and grandchild cases.
Application building;
REDCap does hve a feature for you to run data quality checks (see if all
forms and surveys have been completed correctly, but is not quite as
intuitive as Commcare in picking up build errors.
REDCap’s application building works a little differently from CommCare in
that you have two stages; Development and production. While in development
you are able to make as many changes to the application as you want (it is
recommended that no actual data collection is done in development mode).
Once happy with your application , it can be moved to production, where you
are given the option to erase test data entered in development mode. Once
in production, if you would like to make changes to the question types of
the form you will need the system administrator to approve changes - this
is to make sure the data already collected in the project may not be
significantly affected.
Like CommCare you are able to generate a data dictionary of your
application (Application summary) and also create an application using a
excel import function.
Data Collection;
REDCap allows you to send out surveys to users outside of the app via a
link. You are also able to schedule forms and surveys to be completed at
specific times.
Overall;
REDCap was built with research data collection in mind whereas CommCare
is quite well adapted for community health outreach type of projects. I
would recommend looking at the functionality you need and whether REDCap of
Commcare is more suited. if your application require many calculated
fields and conditions and workflows, Commcare is better suited.
Hope this was useful.
Feel free to skype me (ameera.hamid) if you have any other questions
about REDCap
Kindly,
Ameera

REDCap is open source and allows you to build plugins (if you have a fair
knowledge of PHP) for additional funtionalities.

Dear all

I am just wondering what the difference b/n commcare and redcap is?
Does redcap support all commcare functionalies? I know commcare very well
but not redcap and my staff are pushing me to use redcap?

Your advice is highly appreciated.

Best,

Tewelde Aregawi

ICT Expert

MVP(MDE)

Tigray/Hawzein

Mobile +251933730215

Skype : tewelde.aregawi1
Face Book : tewelde aregawi
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Hi Tewelde,

CommCare is designed as an offline first mobile application which can both
collect data offline and track longitudinal data from that survey through a
"case management" mechanism without connecting to a survey.

There are options for offline data management through commcare (an SD card
dump, and a Wifi Direct data sharing tool), but you should be aware that
they are not designed for offline exports, but rather designed to
facilitate moving data from one device to another in order to submit that
data to a server from the other device. You can access the records
locally after a dump using one of those tools, but they will be raw XML
documents rather than a tabular export like you could get from our server.

Since commcare is designed to track and manage shared data (cases) offline
rather than perform “one-time” survey collection, it’s vital to our data
model for data to make it back to our end server at some point in the
process to update the shared data model on the server.

If you are looking for a tool which can collect single-use data and export
the data in a tabular format for analysis completely offline without
needing to follow up on those households/patients/etc again in the future
ODK would be a better fit for your needs.

-Clayton

··· On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Tewelde Aregawi wrote:

Deat Ameera

Thanks for your prompt and detailed response.One of the doubts they have
in commcare is weather commcare works offline data export like redcap and
odk collect.What if there is no internet at the middle of the survey.do we
have another mechanism to export the data from the Mobile commcare Odk?
That is the main treat for them.

Best,

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Ameera Hamid ameera.hamid91@gmail.com wrote:

HI Tewelde,
choosing between REDCap and CommCare will depend very much on the type
of apps you require in your project. Both REDCap and Commcare are useful
data collection kits, that support mobile functionality and offline usage.
REDCap is developed by Vandebijlt University to support research
methodology and data collection. Like CommCare it allows you to design
survey instruments (including longitudinal survey instruments) with
multiple question types. I’ll try to highlight the differences between
REDCap and CommCare by discussing groups of features.
Pricing;
REDCap is open source and free to download for individual or
institutional hosting. There are no package prices for users, but you will
need to invest in a team and equipment to host the software on a server,
run the platform updates, administrate the platform and build custom
plugins for features that aren’t naturally available on the software (this
they make fairly easy and provide guides on how to build custom plugins for
extra functionality - all you need is a fair knowledge of PHP)
Platforms;
REDCap has both a web application that can be used on desktops and
laptops and mobile applications for both android and iOS devices. Note
that some question types may not work on the mobile platforms (for example
the dropdown list with medical nomenclature)
Question Types;
REDCap does not support GPS capture yet. They do however have a file
upload feature which allows you to upload documents and images.
Additionally they allow searchable drop down list that allow you to choose
more than one option. they have built in databases to add searchable drop
down lists for medical nomenclature (the medical databases they have are
ICD 10, SnowMedCT, MEDRA, HL7). You are able to carry out calculations
with questions and display conditions, however the complexity of
calculations and display conditions are limited, ie., you are mostly able
to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, date difference
and if functions, but other functions like count, coalesce, concat are not
available. REDCap can only separate groups of questions by applying
section headers and cannot perform repeat groups like Commcare. For
surveys that use Lickert scales, REDCap has a nice functionality called
matrix questions that allow you to do this.
Exports;
REDCap has strong export functions - allowing you to create custom
exports of your surveys and data collection instruments. additionally you
can apply filters to to questions in the survey before exporting to excel.
REDCap allows export to excel, in CSV, xml and also directly into
statistical packages such as SPSS, SASS, STATA, and R statistical
programs. Excel exports can be exported using the raw data or the question
labels. Like CommCare it allows you to de-identify fields, but cannot
allow you to add meta tags into the exports like CommCare (cannot track
device IMEI no, data capturer - this can be viewed on the project system
however).
REDCap does not have a "reports’ feature like CommCare does to track the
activity of your mobile users - this is quite limited in REDCap. But does
allow you to create types of users and assign rights and permissions to
functions on the app and forms on the app (thus you can have a user group
that is only able to accees the registration form, but none of the other
forms).
Case management:
REDCap is not able to create child and grandchild cases.
Application building;
REDCap does hve a feature for you to run data quality checks (see if all
forms and surveys have been completed correctly, but is not quite as
intuitive as Commcare in picking up build errors.
REDCap’s application building works a little differently from CommCare
in that you have two stages; Development and production. While in
development you are able to make as many changes to the application as you
want (it is recommended that no actual data collection is done in
development mode). Once happy with your application , it can be moved to
production, where you are given the option to erase test data entered in
development mode. Once in production, if you would like to make changes to
the question types of the form you will need the system administrator to
approve changes - this is to make sure the data already collected in the
project may not be significantly affected.
Like CommCare you are able to generate a data dictionary of your
application (Application summary) and also create an application using a
excel import function.
Data Collection;
REDCap allows you to send out surveys to users outside of the app via a
link. You are also able to schedule forms and surveys to be completed at
specific times.
Overall;
REDCap was built with research data collection in mind whereas CommCare
is quite well adapted for community health outreach type of projects. I
would recommend looking at the functionality you need and whether REDCap of
Commcare is more suited. if your application require many calculated
fields and conditions and workflows, Commcare is better suited.
Hope this was useful.
Feel free to skype me (ameera.hamid) if you have any other questions
about REDCap
Kindly,
Ameera

REDCap is open source and allows you to build plugins (if you have a
fair knowledge of PHP) for additional funtionalities.
On Tuesday, 13 June 2017 14:08:17 UTC+2, teweldino.mvp wrote:

Dear all

I am just wondering what the difference b/n commcare and redcap is?
Does redcap support all commcare functionalies? I know commcare very well
but not redcap and my staff are pushing me to use redcap?

Your advice is highly appreciated.

Best,

Tewelde Aregawi

ICT Expert

MVP(MDE)

Tigray/Hawzein

Mobile +251933730215 <+251%2093%20373%200215>

Skype : tewelde.aregawi1
Face Book : tewelde aregawi
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