REDCap is a free, secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Its secure method of flexible yet robust data collection is geared specifically to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations.

REDCap helps researchers build, manage, extract and analyze their data. Through a simple questionnaire or a complex multi-site longitudinal study, REDCap allows researchers to quickly and easily take research from conception to production in days.

Surveys are accessible with a simple web link, a customizable email invitation, or through third-party phone/SMS services. Role-based web authentication allows global collaboration. Powerful tools like auto validation, calculated fields and dynamic SQL, enable data reporting directly or via export into an advanced statistical package such as SAS, Stata, R, or SPSS.

At Washington University in St. Louis, email the REDCap Helpdesk at to request support. In addition, Bernard Becker Medical Library offers an array of beginner and advanced REDCap Workshops to help you use REDCap better; videos of previous REDCap Workshops can be found here. Email Chris Sorensen at with questions about upcoming or previously recorded workshops. Various support resources provided by the REDCap Consortium, including but not limited to the REDCap Shared Library and REDCap Videos, are available on the Project REDCap website.

You can schedule REDCap Virtual Consultations up to 30 days in advance by clicking here. Please contact Chris Sorensen at with questions.

Advanced expertise, training, project design, participant recruitment, data integration, and customization services are also available on an hourly, fee-based structure.

REDCap features include:

Software is available at no cost for REDCap users through I2.

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.

Multi-site access
REDCap databases/surveys can be used by researchers from multiple sites and institutions.

Autonomous utilization
Research groups have complete autonomy and control to add new users.

Fully customizable
Researchers are in total control of shaping a database or survey.

Automated export procedures
For seamless data downloads to Excel, PDF, and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R).

Many advanced features
Such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.

Regulatory compliance
REDCap is fully HIPAA compliant.

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