REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture)


REDCap is the ICTS's preferred data management tool. Developed by programmers at Vanderbilt University, REDCap is a reliable and secure web-based application that allows you to better manage your research team's data collection process from start to finish.

REDCap features allow you to

  • Build online surveys and databases quickly and securely - Create and design your project rapidly using secure web authentication from your browser. No extra software is required.
  • Be fast and flexible - Conception to production-level survey/database in less than one day.
  • Export data to common data analysis packages - Export your data to Microsoft Excel, PDF, SAS, Stata, R, or SPSS for analysis.
  • Create Ad Hoc reports - Create custom queries for generating reports to view or download.
  • Schedule and organize - Utilize a built-in project calendar and scheduling module for organizing your events and appointments.
  • Easily manage a contact list of survey respondents or create a simple survey link - Build a list of email contacts, create custom email invitations, and track who responds, or you may also create a single survey link to email out or post on a website.
  • Save your data collection instruments as a PDF to print - Generate a PDF version of your forms and surveys for printing to collect data offline.
  • Use advanced features - Auto-validation, calculated fields, branching/skip logic, and survey stop actions.

Any University of Iowa investigator or research team can use REDCap.

Additional Information

The boilerplate language for the IRB is available.

For REDCap data entry and study planning using Biostats staff:
      Schedule an appointment with our Biostatistics and Research Design experts.