Online Workshop on Principles and methods of Data management

Data Management is an essential aspect of Research. This begins from the time of developing a research question, protocol development, data collection, data analysis and maintaining the data base safe and usable. This is often called the data life cycle. There are simple principles of data management that are invaluable to know before starting any research project. Software can help in part of this process. These range from simple to complex, free to extremely expensive.

Our online course will teach the basic data life cycle, principles of data management, the use of a data friendly software EPIDATA 3.1 for windows as well as export to analysis software such as SPSS/ PSPP or STATA.

We will have an introduction to the more advanced epidata manager software as well as  basics of PSPP a free data analysis software.

We have also introduced Data Integrity an important concept often not taught!

Making a Clinical Research form as well as data dictionary is an essential step in any research study. We will teach this step by step.

Epidata will reduce errors in data entry and promote maintaining a high quality data.  It is used for simple or programmed data entry and data documentation. Epidata handles simple forms or related systems Optimised documentation and error detection features.

Target audience:

This workshop is intended for beginners in research, those who have done some research and want to learn these principles as well as anyone who are involved in data management who would like to refresh these ideas or learn to use epidata or the basics of PSPP

Date: December 14-18th, 2020

Program schedule

5 days of , 90 minute sessions by experts in the field ( 450 mins of teaching time)

Date Time Module Faculty
December 14th 2020 4:00-5:30PM PICO / Study designsData, Databases, Data Lifecycle Thambu
December 15th 2020 4:00-5:30PM CRF Principles &Data Dictionary Vignesh
December 16th 2020 4:00-5:30PM Epidata installation & Basics of Epidata Richard
December 17th 2020 4:00-4:30PM Advanced Epidata Richard
4:30-5:30PM  Introduction to Epidata manager
December 18th 2020 4:00-4.30PM Introduction to PSPP Richard
4: 30-5:30PM Data Integrity Prathap

Course duration: One week (Monday to Friday): 4 PM to 5.30 PM

Fees: Rs. 3500 /-

Register Online (For payments via NEFT Transfers)

Registration for CMC Staff/Students (Internal Transfer payments)

Maximum: 30 participants

Confirmation of the Registration will be emailed to the participants within one week from the time of registration.

Pre and post course test & E certificate from Prof. B.V.Moses Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore will be issued.