Audit Trails, Time Zones and Timestamps

The following note may help our users who are reviewing REDCap logs and data trying to understand a sequence of events. This may be particularly helpful when auditing/monitoring a Health Canada study.

Audit Trails, Logging and Timestamps

Time Zones

So, for example, if a user in Ontario is performing data entry at noon local time and pushes the "now" button on a form, then the current time will be entered into the form as 12:00. If they immediately save the form that action will be logged in the REDCap logs as 10:00 since the timestamp on the server is Mountain Time, which is two hours behind Eastern Time.