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REDCap version - 8.10.11 as of 04/12/19.
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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 Academic Research Systems Support.

REDCap Training Available

REDCap Basic Overview training is currently being taught twice a month, one traditional classroom and one webinar.
To register for REDCap classroom training log into the UCSF Learning Center web site (must have UCSF or Provider ID) and search for "REDCap Basic Overview" : UC Learning Center


REDCap Basic Overview Classroom and Webinars
Date Time Location
04/19/2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Parnassus Library, CL-231
05/09/2019 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM webinar
05/17/2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Parnassus Library, CL-231
06/06/2019 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM webinar
06/07/2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Parnassus Library, CL-231
07/11/2019 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM webinar
07/18/2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Parnassus Library, CL-231

To register for the webinar version (good for external collaborators and others without a UCSF ID) fill in the form at : REDCap_Webinar_Registration

REDCap Chatter Available
Join the UCSF REDCap Chatter Group. Discuss use cases and post your questions to other UCSF REDCap users at : REDCap Chatter Group
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.

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.