REDCapThe REDCap Consortium, comprised of more than 300 active institutional partners, supports a secure web application designed exclusively to support data capture for research studies. The REDCap application allows users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and securely, and is currently in production use or development build-status for more than 25,000 studies with over 35,000 end-users spanning numerous research focus areas across the consortium and beyond.

REDCap is available at no cost to CTSC members and can be accessed by contacting the representative at the following institutions:

For details about the application or to access resources from the library go to:

Using REDCap? If so, please cite its use. Vanderbilt recommends the following boilerplate language:

Study data were collected and managed using REDCap electronic data capture tools hosted at [YOUR INSTITUTION].1 REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies, providing: 1) an intuitive interface for validated data entry; 2) audit trails for tracking data manipulation and export procedures; 3) automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to common statistical packages; and 4) procedures for importing data from external sources.

1Paul A. Harris, Robert Taylor, Robert Thielke, Jonathon Payne, Nathaniel Gonzalez, Jose G. Conde, Research electronic data capture (REDCap) - A metadata-driven methodology and workflow process for providing translational research informatics support, J Biomed Inform. 2009 Apr;42(2):377-81.