REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is an easy-to-use, secure, web-based application for capturing, using, and sharing research or performance improvement data. The University of South Alabama is a member of the REDCap consortium. Details about REDCap's general security features can be found at REDCap Technical Overview.
REDCap is primarily intended for faculty and staff of the University of South Alabama (USA) and the USA Health System. Students can apply for access when affiliated with a sponsoring faculty member. Faculty may also request accounts for unaffiliated collaborators. Unaffiliated users will have access to assigned REDCap projects, but will not be able to create new projects themselves.
If you are collecting data for the purpose of human subjects research, Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is required. More information can be found at Research Compliance & Assurance.
Want to know if REDCap is the right choice for your project? Have questions about a project or need training? Request a consultation with one of our REDCap@USA team members.
Clista Clanton, MSLS, is the Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Biomedical Library and leads the REDCap@USA team. She has championed offering REDCap as a resource for research and performance improvement projects at USA and USA Health since 2015, including leading the implementation of both instances of REDCap (Campus and USA Health) and the development of REDCap end user support services. She continues to provide strategic direction as use of REDCap grows within the institution.
Heather Hoven-Glass is the Night Circulation Supervisor at the Biomedical Library and has supported Campus REDCap users for over 5 years. As part of the REDCap@USA team, she consults on project design, provides assistance on project builds, and develops training materials. Heather also serves as the back-up administrator for the Campus instance of REDCap.
Jaime Koppersmith, MS, is the REDCap@USA Institutional Administrator for both the Campus and USA Health instances of REDCap. She manages REDCap@USA account creation, provides end user support, troubleshoots REDCap technical issues, consults on project design, provides assistance on project builds, and develops training materials.
Jessica Medema is a Library Technical Assistant II at the Biomedical Library and has supported Health System REDCap users for over 3 years. As part of the REDCap@USA team, she consults on project design, provides assistance on project builds, and develops training materials. Jessica also serves as the back-up administrator for the Health System instance of REDCap.
Fletch Bowling, MLIS, is the Head of Biomedical Library Computer Services and provides technical consultations and support for REDCap@USA team members.
REDCap@USA is administered by the Strategic Initiatives Department at the Biomedical Library.
USA Campus REDCap can only support personal health information that has been de-identified.
HIPAA compliant and more appropriate for Health System users/projects, e.g. clinically-based.
Please note that any publication that results from a project utilizing REDCap should cite the following.
Paul A. Harris, Robert Taylor, Robert Thielke, Jonathon Payne, Nathaniel Gonzalez, Jose G. Conde, Research electronic data capture (REDCap) - A metadata-driven methodology and workflow process for providing translational research informatics support, J Biomed Inform. 2009 Apr;42(2):377-81.