BETA Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap), is a web-based Electronic Data Capture (EDC) application designed for building and managing online surveys and data capture for research and clinical studies. REDCap was developed by a multi-institutional consortium initiated at Vanderbilt University and is designed to be a secure solution for research.

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What You Need to Know

  • IRB Approval is required for for/all use of REDCap.
    Preview or Test Projects can be created in our REDCap Sandbox environment.
  • Any/all REDCap study users must be listed on your active IRB Approval
  • Available to all HMS, HSDM and HSPH Quad-based Staff/Faculty/PostDocs. Other HMS Affiliates do not qualify for this license.
  • Students who work in HMS-based research labs are also eligible, with Lab or Departmental approval.
  • Survey subjects do not need an HMS ID to take a REDCap survey.
What We Offer
  • Online or offline project design: Use the Online Designer or offline using a “data dictionary” template in Microsoft Excel that can be uploaded later into REDCap.
  • Secure and web-based: Input data or build an online survey or database from anywhere in the world over a secure web connection with authentication and data logging.
  • Fast and flexible: Conception to production-level database or survey in less than one day.
  • Fully customizable
  • Audit trails: For tracking data manipulation and user activity.
  • Automated export procedures: For seamless data downloads to Excel, PDF, and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R).
  • A built-in project calendar
  • A scheduling module
  • Ad hoc reporting tools
  • Advanced features such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.
  • Available in multiple languages
What We Can’t Offer
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There is no cost to eligible users of this HMS service.

How it Works

Brief Overview of REDCap (5 min)

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Please review the REDCap introductory resources.

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