REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. It has many features, including:
Online or offline project design
Online using the Online Designer or offline using a “data dictionary” template in Microsoft Excel that can be uploaded later into REDCap.
Software is available at no cost for REDCap Consortium Partners.
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.
REDCap databases/surveys can be used by researchers from multiple sites and institutions.
Research groups have complete autonomy and control to add new users.
You are in total control of shaping your database or survey.
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
Many advanced features
Such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.
A quick and easy software installation process
So that you can get REDCap running and fully functional in a matter of minutes.
REDCap can be installed in a variety of environments for compliance with such standards as HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, FISMA (low, moderate, high), and international standards. Because *you* have direct and total control over your system, REDCap is fully personalized to meet your security policies and user needs.
Interoperability with health records
This is done through the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) web service inside of an EHR which can pull structured data into REDCap using OAuth2 authorization. To learn more visit the Clinical Data Interoperability Services (CDIS) page.
Available in multiple languages
Several language translations have already been compiled for REDCap (e.g. Chinese, French, German, Portuguese), and it is anticipated that other languages will be available in full versions of REDCap soon. If any REDCap consortium partner is able and willing to contribute a translation of REDCap into a new language, we are very much interested in acquiring your help.
If you are interested in using REDCap at your institution, see the Become a Partner page to find more information about joining our group.Technical: If you wish to know more details regarding technical aspects of the REDCap software and best practices for implementing REDCap, you may download the following document: REDCap Technical Overview