REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data (including 21 CFR Part 11, FISMA, and HIPAA-compliant environments), it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations. The REDCap Consortium, a vast support network of collaborators, is composed of thousands of active institutional partners in over one hundred countries who utilize and support REDCap in various ways.

REDCap at the Ghent University Hospital is managed and supported by the HIRUZ Datamanagement unit (DMU) free of charge for UZGent/UGent researchers. The DMU provides support and advice through walk-ins.

REDCap Features

Online or offline project design
Online using the Online Designer or offline using a “data dictionary” template in Microsoft Excel that can be uploaded later into REDCap.

Software is available at no cost for REDCap Consortium Partners.

Secure and web-based
Input data or build an online survey or database from anywhere in the world over a secure web connection with authentication and data logging.

Fast and flexible
Conception to production-level database or survey in less than one day.

Multi-site access
REDCap databases/surveys can be used by researchers from multiple sites and institutions.

Autonomous utilization
Research groups have complete autonomy and control to add new users.

Fully customizable
You are in total control of shaping your database or survey.

Audit trails
For tracking data manipulation and user activity.

Automated export procedures
For seamless data downloads to Excel, PDF, and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R).

A built-in project calendar

A scheduling module

Ad hoc reporting tools

Many advanced features
Such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.