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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 (Click Here)

BASICS: To learn more about REDCap, use this link REDCap FAQ.

RUSH USERS: Rush employees and students with a valid Rush account can log into REDCap using their Rush username and password. If you need to reset your password, please contact the Rush IS Help Desk at Help@rush.edu or call (312) 942-4357.

NON-RUSH USERS: All external users need to request a Rush PI to sponsor their account. Please use this link to request a REDCap External User Account.

REDCap uses Duo, a multi-factor authentication (MFA) system as an added security and compliance measure for remote access. If your Rush account has been created but you don't have an active Duo account, please use this Duo enrollment link

If you need to change your personal email or phone number which is used for Duo-Authentication. Please request your Rush sponsor to call the Rush IS Help Desk at Help@rush.edu or call (312) 942-4357. or use this self-service password reset link

REDCap CITATIONS: Study investigators must cite and acknowledge Rush REDCap using the language below in their manuscript for publication:

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]. 

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

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:  If you need help with Duo activation or are having trouble accessing REDCap, including password resets, please contact the Rush IS Help Desk at Help@rush.edu or call (312) 942-4357 or use this self-service password reset link.
Rush REDCap Day

Date and Time - Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Click here to access the Agenda!  


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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 Helpdesk.

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.