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What is REDCap?

Administered by Research & Academic IT, 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).

REDCap User Guides

From guidance on how to register for a REDCap account to more comprehensive guides on how to navigate the platform to meet your research needs, this page contains information for all stages of the REDCap project management process.


Recent News and Updates

December 9, 2022 - Starting Jan 1, 2023 there will be a new process for external users (anyone without a URMC account) to be granted REDCap access. A URMC Sponsor will need to request a Guest URMC Account which will be used to access REDCap. For more information for the Sponsor to request a Guest URMC Account, please use this link.

Existing external users will continue to have access to their current REDCap account.

New external users with a Guest URMC Account will log into REDCap with their new Guest URMC credentials.

August 16, 2022 - Coming Soon - Research and Academic IT is pleased to report that a new REDCap environment will be introduced in the coming months. This new environment will be 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant, along with necessary SOP's, and will feature the eRecord to REDCap integration. Researchers will have the ability to pull select data elements from eRecord directly and automatically into REDCap.

August 16, 2022 - The MyCap External Module now has a messaging inbox that displays all participants' messages in a single location for study teams. New messages appear as unread with a Yes under the 'Action Needed' column. Study teams can indicate a message has been read by opening the message and toggling 'Action Needed' off.

May 18, 2022 - The University of Rochester now has an approved vendor for texting research subjects. Mosio is a “text messaging software enabling you to efficiently communicate with, collect data from, and engage research participants.” Mosio must be used as an integration with REDCap and not independently. For more information click here.