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What is REDCap?

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 is the Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Biomedical Library and leads the REDCap@USA team. She manages the REDCap@USA Team and has championed offering REDCap as a resource for research and performance improvement projects at USA and USA Health since 2015.

Heather Hoven-Glass is the Night Circulation Supervisor at the Biomedical Library and the Campus REDCap Administrator. Heather has supported REDCap at the USA Campus for more than 4 years and consults with faculty, staff, and students on REDCap projects.

Jessica Medema is a Library Technical Assistant II at the Biomedical Library and the Health System REDCap Administrator.  Jessica has experience with building REDCap projects, running reports, and developing training materials.

REDCap@USA is administered by the Strategic Initiatives Department at the Biomedical Library. 

USA Campus REDCap

USA Campus REDCap can only support personal health information that has been de-identified. 

USA Health System REDCap

HIPAA compliant and more appropriate for Health System users/projects, e.g. clinically-based.

Citing REDCap

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.

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