Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) Toolset


REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Despite its broad potential application, the primary function is for Electronic Data Capture, speci

fically for Clinical Trial Management solutions. REDCap is a globally implemented platform at more than 906 institutional partners from CTSA, GCRC, RCMI and other institutions in 73 countries. The REDCap application allows users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and securely, and is currently in production use or development build-status for more than 92,000 projects with over 119,000 users spanning numerous research focus areas across the consortium.


REDCap’s stream-lined process for rapidly developing projects, is made for easily creating and designing projects using 1) an online method from your web browser using the Online Designer; and/or 2) an of

fline method by constructing a ‘data dictionary’ template file in Microsoft Excel, which can be later uploaded into REDCap. Both surveys and databases (or a mixture of the two) can be built using these methods.

REDCap provides audit trails for tracking data manipulation and user activity, as well as automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel, PDF, and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R). Also included are a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fi elds. REDCap has a quick and easy software installation process, so that you can get REDCap running and fully functional in a matter of minutes.


• Already globally distributed and implemented at over 900 institutions

• Software now enables 21CFR part 11 compliance

• Can also be used to design and implement preclinical research projects

• Ease of project design with two methods for project creation or adaptation

• Currently translated to Chinese, French, German, and Portuguese, with more coming

Paul HarrisJon PayneNathaniel Gonzalez
Licensing manager: 
Peter Rousos

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