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Research Electronic Data Capture

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

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  • Secure surveys & databases

    Create and design your project rapidly using secure web authentication from your browser- no additional software required

  • Fast and flexible

    Conception to production-level survey/database in less than one day

  • Exportable for analysis

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

  • 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

  • Manage contact lists

    Build a list of email contacts, create custom email invitations, and track who responds

  • Create survey links

    Create a single survey link to email out or post on a website

  • Securely send files

    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

  • Print/PDF friendly

    Generate a print-friendly PDF version of your forms and/or  surveys for easy data collection offline

  • REDCap API

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

  • Advanced Features

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

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The REDCap site is designed to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, in the unlikely event of unforeseen network issues, we recommend taking one of the following proactive steps to ensure uninterrupted data collection:

  1. Consider backing up and printing PDF versions of your data collection forms.
  2. Install and set up the REDCap Mobile App. This app allows you to collect data offline, providing an efficient solution even when a network connection is not available. For guidance on the Mobile App, visit the following page:

Learn more about REDCap at UIC