What is REDCap?

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases for research projects. REDCap was developed by Vanderbilt University and is used by over two-thousand institutions around the world. Key features include:

  • A web interface for creating instruments, capturing data, and reporting.
  • User created data validation rules.
  • Field level logging for auditing and quality assurance.
  • Convenient export to .csv, SPSS, SAS, and Stata formats.

REDCap is great for projects of any size. It makes it easy to setup simple online surveys, and to manage complex projects securely using features like configurable instrument-level user permissions, data access groups for multi-site projects, an off-line first mobile application, and more.

How do I get access to use REDCap for a project?

Access to REDCap at CHS is available (upon request) to all college faculty who would like to use it, and anyone who works with them. To request access, please complete this form. Someone will reach out to you shortly to provide access and instructions to help you get started.

Training materials are available to anyone interested in REDCap (with or without access to the UD CHS instance). 

How much does it cost to use?

Use of REDCap is free, and support is provided based on availability of resources: there are hundreds of projects and users, and limited support staff. Using the support documentation and free regularly scheduled training sessions is recommended. Projects that allocate funding for REDCap support receive prioritized support, including (but not limited to) the development and management of data, data piping to and from other servers, management of subject recruitment and logistics, and other details.