REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture)


REDCap is a mature, secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.

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 159,000 projects with over 219,000 users spanning numerous research focus areas across the consortium.

REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data, it is specifically geared to support data capture for research studies.

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REDCap features

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Easy to use

Web interface, no programming or database skills required



To common data analysis packages (SAS, R, STATA, SPSS)

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Access the system from any internet connection

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Branching logic

Define a path for users to follow



Backed-up and audit logged

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Calculated fields

Automatic calculation of entered data

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Multisite access

External collaborators are supported

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Get the data you need in the correct format with validation


Autonomous utilization

Create and control project's details, data and users


Mid-study modification

System changes when a study modification occurs

Basic services

  • Overview training
  • Training (hands-on, video)
  • Initial research study consulting
  • Troubleshooting support
  • Use of platform
  • System maintenance
  • Data back-ups
  • REDCap mobile application
  • Data dictionary review

Advanced services

  • Project management
  • Instrument/form building
  • Project building
  • Data management
  • Data cleaning
  • Data migration
  • API support


University of Iowa faculty, staff and students



Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Drop in support

  • Monday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm CST
  • Wednesday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm CST
  • Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST

Join us here. Use the same credentials you use to log into REDCap to attend.


Email to enroll

Training sessions

Service costs

Basic services: free

Advanced services: $85.00/hour


Help the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa continue making new strides in medical research by citing the NIH CTSA program grant UL1TR002537.