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REDCap stands for Research Electronic Data Capture and is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Without any coding knowledge, you can create intuitive web forms that allow logged-in users to enter new data in a safe way. You can transform such web forms into surveys by making them public.

Main Features

  • Projects with detailed settings and user access rights
  • Streamlined development process that guides through development and testing of a project
  • Coding-free creation of data capturing forms (so-called instruments)
    • Online Designer in real-time
    • Offline through so-called data dictionaries (excel sheets that can be uploaded)
  • Ensuring data integrity:
    • plausibility checks with approval process when updating instruments during data collection phase
    • complete audit trail (possible to trace what each user modified in a project)
  • Supporting safe and error-free data entry
    • Validation rules
    • Branching logic
  • Surveys with built-in tools to distribute your survey link
  • Report generation with built-in descriptive statistics
  • Several data export formats
  • Advanced features commonly needed in research
    • Anonymization
    • Support of longitudinal studies
    • Support of study arms
    • Support of randomization

Recommended training resources

Videos available when logged in in REDCap

REDCap principles

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Surveys Layout

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External Modules

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