Director, Prof Brian Goh's message:
The ACP Surgery Database registry is an important clinical database platform for departments to collect and store observational data from their patients in a safe and secure manner. This registry enables departments to audit their clinical outcomes in addition to planning and performing clinical research. It serves as an invaluable tool within our ACP to deliver on its mission in advancing surgical knowledge and improving patient care.
by Prof Brian Goh, the aim of the Database Registry is to build a sustainable
data management team to support the departments in Surgery ACP in database
management. The mission is to be the “go-to-place” in Surgery ACP for data management
to facilitate research and clinical audit: defined as collection, extraction,
analysis, centralization, maintenance and auditing. The Database Registry
provides expertise to assist surgical departments to integrate their existing
databases into RedCap. The database registry uses the RedCap application which is
a safe and secure online platform enabling departments to maintain their
databases in compliance with the current Personal Data Protection Act and human
Biomedical Ressearch Act.
RedCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. This easy-to-use web application can be used to collect virtually any type of data and is designed to support online and offline electronic data capture for research studies and operations.
This centralized platform for data collection is beneficial in the following:
With RedCap, researchers can easily create web-based databases and data capture forms with special features such as real-time data entry validation and export the collected data for analysis, without the need for in-depth technical knowledge.
For more information about RedCap, please click here.
with HSRU and databases supported
Database Registry has been collaborating with SGH Health Services Research Unit
(HSRU), to manage pre-existing surgical databases, to construct new databases
and to analyse surgical data stored within RedCap. Currently, these are the 30
databases from 7 departments that are supported.
of databases supported:
Outcomes from RedCap
the years, the Database Registry has seen achievements in publications and
conferences from RedCap. There has been a total of over 100 publications and 15
conferences arising from the efforts from the Database Registry, HSRU and
principal investigators from the respective departments.