IT Tools for Research

A number of resources are available to support every step of the research process. Highlights are listed in the following sections.

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  • Contact data@choa.org or search Careforce to learn more about available services at CHOA

Choosing between Excel, Access and REDCap for your data collection and management needs? Use this chart as a guide.


REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data, it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for clinical research studies and operations. It is available through both Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. If you are unsure which instance is best for you, contact Courtney McCracken, PhD of the Pediatric Biostatistics Core.

REDCap at Children's

REDCap at Emory

Before starting a new clinical research project, assessing feasibility of access to the population of interest is key. There are institution-specific tools for this feasibility step.

Emory University offers these additional services which may be of interest to researchers

System Name Description More Information
LabKey LabKey provides software solutions that help researchers overcome the data management and workflow challenges faced in today’s research environment. Emory LabKey
LIMS Emory Research Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)  is a secure, internally hosted application designed to support workflow automation and information tracking related to biospecimen sample management and processing LIMS
Tableau Tableau enables the Emory community to see and understand their data, answering valuable business questions and giving insight into a large data sets collected over time. Tableau