Welcome to REDCap!

If you already have a REDCap account, go to Login page. If you would like to establish an account please see the instructions at the bottom of this page.

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.

Create a few practice projects, if you like, in order to get the hang of things before you begin to build your first official project for collecting real data Don't worry about mistakes as you build your project because you can always make changes to your project during the design process and even after you have begun official data collection. At any time, you can archive or delete a project if you decide you do not want to use it. There is absolutely no commitment.

If you would like to view some quick video tutorials of REDCap in action and an overview of its features, please see the Training Resources page.

Please note that any publication that results from a project utilizing REDCap should cite grant support (Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) UL1RR029879).

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 REDCap Support at IHRP.

To request a REDCap account, please visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/mcam/CCTS/about/service-request.shtml, and follow the instructions to register in the system. If a REDCap account is needed only to access an existing project without the full user rights of creating or copying projects, please send the user’s full name and email address to REDCap Support at IHRP.


REDCap Features

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.