Training RAs: A Comprehensive Guide

Lab Manager Actions

Set up training shifts for new RAs

Set up regular shifts for new RAs

Add RAs to Slack, Trello and Google Calendar (RA Schedule; Child/Participant Schedule; Offsite-Visit Schedule)

Add RAs to the IRB Undergraduate Researcher Log

Google Forms 

Availability form:


Templates for all of the training RAs have to complete can be found of the Template Board:


Registering RAs for REDCap:

All incoming RAs must be given HS Access and REDCap Access before they can do data entry. 

Nadia has to sponsor RAs for HS Access, so make sure to give Nadia filled out HS Access forms as soon as possible.

Have the RAs sign the HS Access forms and then scan them (separate pdfs for each RA) and email them to Nadia.

REDCap forms need to be mailed to Habib ( OR and Andrea ( OR, along with confirmation that the RAs have been trained on REDCap. Training consists of showing RAs how to navigate REDCap.

Scan the signed REDCap forms for the RAs (separate pdfs) and email them to Habib and Andrea with their UCI NetIDs and confirmation that you've trained them.

Double Data Entry:

The REDCap administrator must be emailed in order to enable Double Data Entry on all projects on REDCap. Email the REDCap administrator at and Andrea and Habib with your REDCap ID (or Nadia's REDCap ID) and with the names of projects on which you want DDE enabled. Once the administrator responds with confirmation of enabled DDE, follow the steps outlined in this video in order to set up DDE for RAs:

How to do REDCap DDE:

Live Scans

Visit the EEC website at, then click the Onboarding icon and select the Request a PreHire Background Check link that displays in the menu list below. Select 'Live Scan Only'. You will need the RAs:

1. First and last name

2. Email address


Start account on Perusall and add DoSC Lab course (CHERNYAK-LH2VS)