You can come to the twice-monthly Q&A Sessions (aka REDCap office hours) to find out more about using REDCap.
You can come with specific questions or more general topics like "How do I set up a survey?" or "How do reports work in REDCap?
Tip: While you're developing the forms in your project, download the data dictionary at least once a day.
Then if something gets really messed up you can upload the last good data dictionary and won't lose weeks worth of work. Uploading a data dictionary, REPLACES ALL of your forms and fields with what's in the data dictionary, it doesn't just add to your existing forms.
We will be taking REDCap offline at 6:30 am CDT on Tuesday, August 4th to upgrade the REDCap software.
The system will be back online at or before 8:00 am.
Please log in with your user name and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact
Welcome to REDCap!
REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases.
Using REDCap's stream-lined process for rapidly developing
projects, you may create and design projects using 1) the online method from your web browser using the Online Designer; and/or
2) the offline 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 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.
Please note that any publication that results from a project utilizing REDCap should cite grant support
(Jun 2011-Feb 2012: UL1RR033183 from the National Center For Research Resources; Starting Mar 2012: Grant Number UL1TR000114 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)).
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
If REDCap is down or not responding and you can't contact Sue Lowry, then please call the AHC-IS Help Desk at 6-5100 to let them know that there is a problem.
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.