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REDCap Office Hours

Purpose: User issues, external collaborator account question, redcap project questions.

When:  Every Thursdays

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 CST

Where: WebEx (https://rush.webex.com/rush-en/j.php?MTID=mac00b4d356a3824d007af74428504454)

FAQ: To learn more about REDCap, you can access our FAQ at the following link REDCap FAQ

NEW USERS: All current Rush active employees or Rush students with a valid Rush LDAP account can log in to REDCap using their Rush username and password. If your username and password do not work, please contact Rush IS Help Desk at Help@rush.edu or call them at (312) 942-4357 to reset your password. 

COLLABORATOR / EXTERNAL USERS: All external / collaborator users will need to request a PI at Rush to sponsor for his/her account. Please advise the PI to use the following link to request a new account REDCap User Account Request

REDCap API TOKEN REQUEST: REDCap API token is granted on a case-by-case basis. Please go to our FAQs to request a REDCap API token. Users will need to accept our "REDCap End User Agreement" before an API token is issued.

REDCap Users are encouraged to view the following Basic REDCap Training Videos.

REDCap Citations and Acknowledgement: Study investigators can cite and acknowledge Rush REDCap using the language below in their study manuscript.

Study data were collected and managed using REDCap electronic data capture tools hosted at the Rush University Medical Center (1,2). REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies, providing: 1) an intuitive interface for validated data entry; 2) audit trails for tracking data manipulation and export procedures; 3) automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to common statistical packages; and 4) procedures for importing data from external sources.

(1)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.

(2)PA Harris, R Taylor, BL Minor, V Elliott, M Fernandez, L O'Neal, L McLeod, G Delacqua, F Delacqua, J Kirby, SN Duda, REDCap Consortium,  The REDCap consortium: Building an international community of software partners, J Biomed Inform. 2019 May 9 [doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2019.103208]. 

REDCap external/collaborator account suspension notice:

•  There is an excessive number of REDCap external collaborator accounts without an expiration date. If you are an external collaborator REDCap user who is sponsored by a Rush Principal Investigator, please immediately work with your account sponsor to fill out the following link REDCap external collaborator account extension request form to extend your REDCap account. Expiration dates are required for all external collaborator accounts. If you do not do this, your account will be suspended on April 2024
• If you are sponsoring an external collaborator REDCap account, , please request to extend the sponsored external collaborator REDCap account using the link REDCap external collaborator account extension request form 
• This notice only applies to studies that require collaboration with study staff from non-Rush institutions such as UIC, U of C, Northwestern University, etc. If you are a current Rush employee or Rush student then this notice does not apply to you or your study. If your study is conducted and managed by a current Rush employee and there is no collaboration with any other institutions, then this notice does not apply to you. 

Notice: Due to current high volume and staffing limitations, most requests or questions for REDCap will be addressed within 2 business days. 

Questions? Email REDCap Support

Notice:  HIPAA constraints prohibit patient data from being exported, downloaded, or saved to a non-Rush supported device in any format (i.e., PDF, spreadsheet, word document, etc.).  For more details, please see item #10 of the REDCap End-User Agreement

Please log in with your user name and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact REDCap Support.


Welcome to REDCap!

REDCap is a secure web platform for building and managing online databases and surveys. REDCap's streamlined process for rapidly creating and designing projects offers a vast array of tools that can be tailored to virtually any data collection strategy.

REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.

Learn more about REDCap by watching a brief summary video (4 min). If you would like to view other quick video tutorials of REDCap in action and an overview of its features, please see the Training Resources page.

NOTICE: If you are collecting data for the purposes of human subjects research, review and approval of the project is required by your Institutional Review Board.

If you require assistance or have any questions about REDCap, please contact REDCap Support.

Trouble logging into REDCap? Have you entered your RUSH (or RUSH-provided) username and password? Note that password resets cannot be done in the REDCap application. Please call the RUSH Help Desk at 312-942-4357 to reset your password.

REDCap Features

Build online surveys and databases quickly and securely in your browser - Create and design your project using a secure login from any device. No extra software required. Access from anywhere, at any time.

Fast and flexible - Go from project creation to starting data collection in less than one day. Customizations and changes are possible any time, even after data collection has begun.

Advanced instrument design features - Auto-validation, calculated fields, file uploading, branching/skip logic, and survey stop actions.

Diverse and flexible survey distribution options - Use a list of email addresses or phone numbers for your survey respondents and automatically contact them with personalized messages, and track who has responded. Or create a simple link for an anonymous survey for mass email mailings, to post on a website, or print on a flyer.

Data quality - Use field validation, branching/skip logic, and Missing Data Codes to improve and protect data quality during data entry. Open data queries to automatically identify and resolve discrepancies and other issues real-time.

Custom reporting - Create custom searches for generating reports to view aggregate data. Identify trends with built-in basic statistics and charts.

Export data to common analysis packages - Export your data as a PDF or as CSV data for easy analysis in SAS, Stata, R, SPSS, or Microsoft Excel.

Secure file storage and sharing - Upload and share any type of file with anyone in the world through the File Repository feature or Send-It tool. Also works with exports and other built-in file uploading features.

Data-based triggers and alerts - Send real-time alerts and notifications to your team or other stakeholders via email, text, or phone based on certain data being entered or specific questions having a particular answer.

Connect to other resources - Use built-in features (API) to move data to/from your project. Build your own custom software development features to connect your project to other systems.