Common delivery formats are provided based on the research team's abilities in handling data and the intrinsic complexity and volume of data. Some research involves data comprising millions of rows and hundreds of attributes, while other results involve much smaller dimensions but may have some complex data types associated with the results that are not well represented in a n-by-n matrix. Some research teams may have trained data managers or statisticians on staff that can translate more complex data formats into immediately interpretable results.
Data formats most often provided as a result of discussions with the research team include:
- tab- or comma-delimited text
- Excel spreadsheets
- REDCap databases