A training course was held in Shasmene, Ethiopia, from the 26 to the 29 of April 2011 aimed to capacitate the research team and project staff on application of REDCap software on PREGART projects data entry and reporting so that the program will generate a high quality data for the project.

Main contents covered in the training were: Introduction to data, data quality, data quality dimensions; Introduction to REDCap software (Definitions, Important terminologies relevant to REDCap, REDCap features); Getting started with REDCap software; Creating New eCRF; Access & editing eCRF; Exporting data from REDCap to other Software.

Practical Session included: entering a fictitious data into the REDCap database; Identify limitations and errors in the CRFs created in the REDCap software; Identify data type as per the CRF; Save Data; Export Data variables; Edit and Save data dictionary (codebook).

Six project staff participated in the training: two trial site supervisors (one male and one female); two research team members; one clinical laboratory assistant; one project manager.

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