Leila Deering, applications analyst-senior at the Office of Research Computing and Analytics at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, was recently honored as a REDCap Consortium MVP. This award is given to individuals that are an invaluable resource to REDCap users around the world at REDCapCon or by responding in the REDCap community. 

REDCap is the premier online survey and data base tool for the research community. It uses 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 research studies and operations. REDCap has more th‚Äčan one million users across the world.

The REDCap Consortium acknowledges a consortium member each year who has reflected the epitome of excellence in the way that person has freely provided support to its ever-growing and diverse group of REDCap administrators from around the world.

“You support REDCapCon each and every year through your leadership – giving useful and innovative presentations, juggling multiple concurrent sessions that involve pre-con planning, presenting excellent posters and training materials for competitions, participating in committee fair, networking  and socializing with newbies and oldies alike – helping make people feel included and important," said Brenda Minor, REDCapCon director from the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, when informing Deering of the award.

Deering not only has been invaluable to the REDCap community, but also integrating REDCap into the fabric of the Research Institute and Marshfield Clinic Health System. It has been used in employee and vendor screening, tracking PPE, tracking COVID-19 testing and as a survey tool for research participants.

It allows employees to create customizable data collection projects. The information gathered from each proje ct can then be placed in a database and customized for operational use. 

“We are forever grateful for the work Leila has done here at the Research Institute regarding REDCap. She is very deserving of this award," said Joseph Ellefson, office director of the Office of Research Computing and Analytics at the Research Institute. “She, along with her counterpart Chris Kadolph, have really done great work to bring valuable REDCap solutions to our Research Institute, Health System and the world."