REDCap: Research Electronic Data Capture


Welcome to REDCap!

REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases. REDCap’s easy design environment allows you to quickly create web-based databases and data capture forms with special features like ad-hoc reporting and scheduling.

Using REDCap's streamlined process for developing projects, you may create surveys, databases, or a combination of both using:
1) the online method from your web browser using the Online Designer or
2) the offline method by constructing a 'data dictionary' template file in Microsoft Excel, which can be later uploaded into REDCap.

REDCap was developed by staff at Vanderbilt University in 2004 in order to help researchers manage data for small/medium sized projects in a systematic manner (metadata defined, secure, audit trails, etc). The system is continually updated and enhanced by the Project REDCap team at Vanderbilt.

The CCTS Biostatistics Core installed REDCap in 2010 and have been providing consultation/training and account management services with the joint sponsorship by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and The UIC Cancer Center. REDCap server is maintained by the IT staff at the Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP). REDCap account is offered to UIC health investigators, faculty, and staff with no cost.

If you require assistance or have any questions about REDCap, please contact redcapihrp@uic.edu.

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