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REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online databases. Using REDCap’s stream-lined process for rapidly developing databases, you may create and design databases using 1) the online method from your web browser using the Online Form Editor; and/or 2) the offline method by constructing a “data dictionary” template file in Microsoft Excel, which can be later uploaded into REDCap. 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.

To get started using REDCap, click the Create New Database tab above to start building a new database now. Create a few practice databases, if you like, in order to get the hang of things before you begin to build your first official database for collecting real data. Don’t worry about mistakes as you build your database because you can always make changes to your database during the design process and even after you have begun official data collection. At any time, you can archive/remove a database if you decide you do not want to use it. There is absolutely no commitment.

If you would like to view some 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.

The WUSM REDCap installation is not currently CFR 21 Part 11 or FISMA certified.

Supported by Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Grant [UL1 TR000448] and Siteman Comprehensive Cancer Center and NCI Cancer Center Support Grant P30 CA091842


If you require assistance or have any questions about REDCap, please contact the REDCap Administrators at the REDCap Help Desk []


  • WUSM has hosted a REDCap instance since 2008 supported by the ICTS and SCC grants
  • As of August 2016:
    • 1,882 Active projects
      • 1175 – Non Survey
      • 707– With Surveys
      • 2281 – Active Users

User Interface

  • Online Form Builder allows user to quickly define project metadata simply by creating the data entry case report forms (CRF)

Data Management

  • Data Access Management - Customizable role based access to support the different levels of data access for Scientists, Lab Technicians, Supervisors, Administrators, etc.
  • Bulk data Upload for data collected using legacy systems or spreadsheets.
  • API support for automated project workflows.


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