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Researchers Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

Overview of Service

REDCap is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded, Vanderbilt developed 21 CFR Part 11 compliant web-based application developed to allow researchers to securely store data entered via data entry personnel or through online public-or-private surveys. REDCap has applications for iOS and Android that allow offline data capture in the field, ideal for collection in poor network areas. Drexel has developed applications that interface with REDCap for a variety of purposes, including supplementing collected information, interfacing with third parties (e.g., Acuity and Calendly scheduling websites, electronic health records, and Drexel Medicine Diagnostics).

As of this writing, REDCap is used by over 6,800 institutions in 155 countries, nearly two million projects by nearly 3 million users, and has been cited in almost 35,000 documents.

Description & Features

  • Easy end-user project design, with advanced features like branching logic, file uploads, calculated fields, and CAPTCHA-style challenge/response for surveys. Projects can be developed in less than a day without programming skills.
  • Data quality rules.
  • Data-based triggers and alerts.
  • Renders on desktops, tablets, and handheld devices.
  • Flexible user permissions.
  • Access via Drexel One login credentials.
  • Public and private surveys, with automated email survey invitations and e-Consent.
  • Ad-hoc reporting.
  • Easy, permission-based data downloads to Excel, PDF, and common statistical package formats (R, SAS, SPSS, & Stata).
  • Support for multiple languages.
  • Audit trails.
  • Available for clinical and non-clinical projects.
  • Drexel IT support and enhancements.

Getting Started

Check out REDCap at Drexel's training server at Note that while project definitions are kept on the training server, any data you enter (i.e., mock patient data) will be deleted nightly.

To request access to the production server, complete the registration at

Training Sessions

Completion of online training on Drexel's Learn system is required to access the production REDCap server.

Requesting Help

Email Emails are typically answered within one business day.

Additional Information