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- OHSU and OHSU Related Personnel: Use your OHSU username and password to log in.
- Non-OHSU Personnel: If you do not have an OHSU username and password and do not have a REDCap account, contact octrihlp@ohsu.edu.

Please log in with your user name and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact OCTRI | REDCap Team | redcap@ohsu.edu.


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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.

Please note that any publication that results from a project utilizing REDCap should cite grant support (UL1TR002369).

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 OCTRI | REDCap Team | redcap@ohsu.edu.

Getting Started with REDCap

Step 1: Attend a Basics class. Basics class is the best way for research teams to learn about REDCap and to familiarize themselves with REDCap operations and requirements for using REDCap, including the approval process for creating projects and collecting data.

  • Basics class attendance is required for users who will be setting up and designing the study's project in REDCap.
  • No registration for classes. Classes are offered on a first come first serve basics.

Step 2: Create your REDCap project. Once you've attended class and you're familiar with the software, request a new REDCap Project be created by completing REDCap's NEW PROJECT form.

Basics Class - Twice a Month
  • 1st Thursday: 1pm to 3pm
  • 3rd Monday: 10am to 12noon
  • SON 415 (School of Nursing)
Survey Class - Once a Month
  • 3rd Thursday: 1pm to 3pm
  • SON 415 (School of Nursing)
Drop-in Help - Twice a Week
Ask questions & solve problems related to your project
  • Monday's: 1pm to 2pm
    SON 425 (School of Nursing)
  • Thursday's: 11am to 12noon
    SON 415 (School of Nursing)
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.