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REDCap licence

As part of our licence agreement, we are asked to cite REDCap in any publications resulting from projects which have used it for data collection and management.

Conditions of use

  • The IDE instance of REDCap (University of Cambridge) is hosted by the High Performance Hub for Clinical Informatics (HPHI), which is part of the University High Performance Computing Group. Usage of REDCap therefore requires adherence to the policies and rules of the Information Services Committee.

  • The REDCap Administrator provides a secure and stable platform for project teams to collect and manage their non-identifiable research data. Responsibility for all aspects of a study, including the use of the REDCap facility, remains with Principle Investigator at all times.
  • Governance surrounding research data can be complex, and careful consideration of the various guidelines and policies is recommended: University of Cambridge Research Data Management, School of Clinical Medicine Information Governance, HPHI usage policies (requires a RAVEN login)

  • There is currently no dedicated support to assist with individual projects on REDCap. However, tutorial videos are available which provide a good foundation on getting started. Also, once logged in, there is a list of FAQs' giving more detail on each of the database functions.

Please log in with your user name and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact Joe Fryer.


Welcome to REDCap!

REDCap is a secure web platform for building and managing online databases and surveys. REDCap's streamlined process for rapidly creating and designing projects offers a vast array of tools that can be tailored to virtually any data collection strategy.

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.

Learn more about REDCap by watching a brief summary video (4 min). If you would like to view other quick video tutorials of REDCap in action and an overview of its features, please see the Training Resources page.

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 Joe Fryer.

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.

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.

Scheduling - Utilize a built-in project calendar and scheduling module for organizing your events and appointments.

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.

Data Queries - Document the process of resolving data issues using the Data Resolution Workflow module.

Piping - Inject previously collected data values into question labels, survey invitation emails, etc. to provide a more customized experience.