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Welcome to REDCap!

REDCap is a secure web platform for building and managing online databases and surveys. REDCap's streamlined process for rapidly creating and designing projects offers a vast array of tools that can be tailored to virtually any data collection strategy.

REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.

Learn more about REDCap by watching a brief summary video (4 min). If you would like to view other quick video tutorials of REDCap in action and an overview of its features, please see the Training Resources page.

Please note that any publication that results from a project utilizing REDCap should cite grant support (CTSA NIH Grant UL1TR001105).

NOTICE: If you are collecting data for the purposes of human subjects research, review and approval of the project is required by your Institutional Review Board.

If you require assistance or have any questions about REDCap, please contact REDCap Survey Administrator.

Be sure to test your project thoroughly before moving to production. See instructions here.

There is no charge for use of REDCap.

Research Projects require an approved IRB Protocol prior to being Moved to Production and require additional time to move them due to regulatory checks.

REDCap requires an Institutional ID. Non-UTSW Users must be created by the REDCap Administrator.

IRB approval is required for use in Clinical Research.

Use of REDCap outside of UT Southwestern or for purposes for the benefit of another party is strictly prohibited. Any other non-profit entities (such as educational institutions) can apply for their own REDCap license through Vanderbilt.

For the most current guidance on the UT Southwestern version of REDCap, please go to the CTM website > REDCap

To sign the on-line End-User Agreement go here

To begin the process of moving a clinical research project into production go here
REDCap Features

Build online surveys and databases quickly and securely - Create and design your project rapidly using secure web authentication from your browser. No extra software is required.

Fast and flexible - Conception to production-level survey/database in less than one day.

Export data to common data analysis packages - Export your data to Microsoft Excel, PDF, SAS, Stata, R, or SPSS for analysis.

Ad Hoc Reporting - Create custom queries for generating reports to view or download.

Scheduling - Utilize a built-in project calendar and scheduling module for organizing your events and appointments.

Easily manage a contact list of survey respondents or create a simple survey link - Build a list of email contacts, create custom email invitations, and track who responds, or you may also create a single survey link to email out or post on a website.

Send files to others securely - Using 'Send-It', upload and send files to multiple recipients, including existing project documents, that are too large for email attachments or that contain sensitive data.

Save your data collection instruments as a PDF to print - Generate a PDF version of your forms and surveys for printing to collect data offline.

Advanced features - Auto-validation, calculated fields, file uploading, branching/skip logic, and survey stop actions.

REDCap API - Have external applications connect to REDCap remotely in a programmatic or automated fashion.

Data Queries - Document the process of resolving data issues using the Data Resolution Workflow module.

Piping - Inject previously collected data values into question labels, survey invitation emails, etc. to provide a more customized experience.