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About the Course

This course presents critical concepts and practical methods to support planning, collection, storage, and dissemination of data in clinical research. Understanding and implementing solid data management principles is critical for any scientific domain. Regardless of your current (or anticipated) role in the research enterprise, a strong working knowledge and skill set in data management principles and practice will increase your productivity and improve your science. Our goal is to use these modules to help you learn and practice this skill set. This course assumes very little current knowledge of technology other than how to operate a web browser. We will focus on practical lessons, short quizzes, and hands-on exercises as we explore together best practices for data management....

Top reviews


Jun 22, 2020

This course is very carefully designed to give a moderate idea how the eCRFs are made in RedCap database system.It gives you a fair background of clinical research processes and database designing.


Nov 12, 2019

Very excellent course with fun project assignments. I learned quite alot even though I already have a good amount of knowledge on data management! The professors are also engaging and professional.

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By Jorge E V V

Feb 24, 2019

Great course, regardless the role you have in the research; you do improve your data management skill set. A fantastic course for beginners who are trying to increase their productivity.

By Jeanne M L

May 16, 2019

A great course for someone who needs to learn about the people, process, and technology used in clinical research. It helped me to transfer my expertise from one industry to another.

By Tim W

Aug 12, 2018

Great introduction to all the basics of data management- the foundation of clinical research. Really found this course to be helpful and to think of things usually taken for granted.

By Melina P

Oct 11, 2017

I enjoyed the course very much and I learned a lot! I would definitely recommend it to someone that wants to get some background knowledge about clinical research and data management.

By Joan B

Jul 2, 2019

Absolutely love this course and have recommended to several clinical research colleagues. I am not a data manager but will use the knowledge gained when collaborating with others.

By Miguel G

May 28, 2019

Excellent course, great opportunity to anyone involved in Data management that want to increase knowledge and learn how to manage data in a different way. Thank you! Miguel Garcia

By Varun C

Sep 1, 2018

This was great course to get knowledge on how to start and build a well structured study for clinical purposes as well as teaches you real world examples with the REDCap software

By DennisWise A

Oct 7, 2018

Exceptional information presented by knowledgeable instructors. I will highly recommend the course to students who are interested in data management for clinical research.

By Bruno A M P B

Aug 9, 2016

This is course is simply amazing. Everyone involved with research, specially if provided access to RedCap at the home institution, should take this wonderful course.

By Leila T A

Oct 3, 2017

A great course, gives not just the fundamental theory but also useful practical exposure to planning clinical research, as well as data acquisition and management.

By Kifner R M Q

May 7, 2019

I learned a lot about best practices in clinical research data management. This course also gave me a hands-on experience in electronic data capture.

By Diana Z

Jan 19, 2020

It's a good course in general, my only problem with it is the issue I experienced with an assignment were I was supposed to use redcap but it was locked for me to use so I spent 2 weeks getting the help I needed, because at first no one would pay attention and then the support people didn't know what to do.

By Dmitry P

Jun 2, 2020

Great course, good practical skills. But you may be stuck at the point of endlessly waiting for reviewing all your submitted assignments (can't finish the course and get the certificate without it).

By Wessel S

Nov 25, 2020

Very clear and well structured course. But maybe it’s time to upgrade the REDCap version in the demo’s and training environment?

By Shalena F

Aug 1, 2021

This course was very informational. I am new to the industry of clinical research and I have no hands on experience, but I wanted to learn as much as I could to get a better understanding of the industry. With this course I learned survey design through RedCap, data collection, data management and clinical data management. These skills I learned help me get my first job in clinical research. I really appreciate how thorough this course was. My only gripe is the course is peer reviewed. If you finish early you still have to wait for all your assignments to be graded, so it is really helpful to post on the message board for help and also help others, also some people may just want to get it over with and give you all 0's, that is what happened to me and I had to resubmit and got 100. So really ingest the material, take your time, really understand the content and you won't regret taking this course.

By Kinjal

Jun 8, 2020

Basic but "excellent" course to start your work/career/study in this field.

It gave me alot of material and a good base for me who started from zero. But to a few of my peers, who had experience in CDM, it was an opportunity to learn a new system, which is REDcap.

After finishing this course I feel confident and can head further to enhance my knowledge in this field. The projects are very helpful for practical knowledge and the peers reviewing each others assignment makes it more interesting. Because we get the vision of how others worked over the project.

Thanks to the team of Vanderbilt University and Coursera to put the course in place and make it a free access.

By vyshnavi k

Oct 17, 2020

Thank you Vanderbilt university team for providing this wonderful course on data management for clinical research. I really appreciate course instructors for their excellent contribution towards the topics design and explanation ,which were clear and up to the mark. I am so grateful to you for introducing me with your electronic data capturing system ,REDCap. I really loved working with REDCap, the tools in this were great for project design, survey development, De-identification of data, export and import of data, data quality checks etc. This course will definitely helpful for my future.

By Harald D

Aug 12, 2021

The course itself was well-paced and gave a good foundation of "clinical data management" as pertinent to my needs, which were, coming from a scientific & data analytics field, to get an overview of how data is handled in the actual clinical research setting, especially with terminology, flow from beginning to end, and the capability to design a data collection instrument, which in turn helped to understand some of the thinking that goes into the process BEFORE there is an analysis of the collected data (which is where my data analysis and review part usually starts.

By André W

May 11, 2020

I highly recommend this course if you have interest in data management and clinical research in general. Particularly so if you plan to use REDCap for any project (although the lessons are very much applicable on a principal level regarding data management and electronic data capture systems). The assignments and peer-grading worked surprisingly well in my opinion. The presenters on the course are obviously well knowledgeable in their field and that shines through in their very nice and informative presentations!

By Michael D

May 21, 2020

What an awesome course that accomplishes two valuable goals: 1) understanding the structures surrounding data management in clinical trails; 2) skills in the use of REDCap. I'm sure there must be other clinical trial software, but REDCap is an incredible tool that I'll regard as indispensable in future research. I am within days of final IRB approval (I hope) of a study using REDCap. Without this class I would not have been able to pull the survey together and have the quality data preparation. Thanks so much!

By sisay t

Oct 10, 2020

I have learned a very important lesson, how to gather data from the beginning to the end and how to compiled and properly store it,as well as what questions to provide and prepare, for whom and to whom I forward. I understand why the data gathered during my stayed for the training,I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to the teachers who are well-versed in the subject and provide the necessary support to the student in all possible ways.Thank You!

By Yemesrach T A

May 18, 2020

Very informative, reach in content course. Helped me to gain more insight into data collection and earlier setup process. Very interesting assignment that test once knowledge. The instructors were professional and the in between quizzes makes it more interactive course. Liked that fact that I could follow the course on my own pace and time schedule. Hope there will be more advanced courses in the future around this topic!

By Shank A

Mar 28, 2022

This course has a fabulous hands on approach. The course is designed to utilize the RedHat program, which is executed through a user friendly approach. I enjoyed learning about Data Management for research in clinical settings, and look forward to branching forward to learn more. The instructors are thorough without being dry about the material and offer the information in an understandable and comprehensable manner.

By Mattaparthi H

Jul 30, 2020

Excellent explanation and this course helped me to understand a clear theoretical and practical knowledge of data management for clinical research.A valid course for me.Thank you so much for such a course is being offered in online...Thank you Coursera & Vanderbilt University faculty..My confidence boosted up with the completion of course..I am really grateful .Thank you so very much

By Mimi S

Jul 14, 2020

I enjoyed the Data Management for Clinical Research course very much. The content of each module provided deep enough to make me to be more interested in learning about data management further. The exercise to design and create the EDC using the RedCap was really fun. I recommend this class for anyone who is interested in learning about data management in the clinical research field.