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Health Sciences Research Data Management: REDCap

What is REDCap?

REDCap is a server software for building and managing online surveys and databases. It is designed to support online and offline data capture for research studies and operations.

With REDCap you can design and distribute surveys, de-identify participant information, and export data to other formats and software for analysis and eventual preservation.

REDCap has a customizable workflow that lets you decide who has access to what and how much access and control they have. Its intuitive use, helpful instructional videos, and easy-to-follow layout make collecting data much easier on you and your team.


Is REDCap free to use?

Yes. UofL has a license agreement with REDCap and is able to give accounts to UofL researchers.

Is REDCap HIPPA-compliant?

REDCap is definitely capable of compliance with just about any standard – for example, HIPAA, Part-11, and FISMA standards (low, moderate, or high). Each of those standards has been used across various consortium sites, as well as other standards (including similar international regulations, like GDPR).

REDCap is server software. Be mindful that no software alone is truly compliant with any standard. It is the environment into which software is installed that can be called compliant.

Can anyone at UofL get a REDCap account?

No. REDCap accounts can be issued to faculty and long-term staff. Residents, fellows, graduate students, and other "non-permanent" positions are not eligible for their own accounts. However, they are able to get an account through sponsorship by a faculty member or long-term staffer.

How do I get started?

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