As a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) community, UT Southwestern Medical Center offers REDCap – a self-managed, secure, web-based solution that is designed to support data collection strategies for research studies – to help researchers quickly develop databases for collecting and managing research data.

Benefits of REDCap

  • Secure and Web based – LDAPS configured, multi-factored authentication enabled, SSL encryption, audit logging, data retention, scheduled backups, and much more.
  • Fast – Quick project start-up. Projects including surveys, forms, and databases can move from conception to production-ready in less than a day.
  • Flexible – Intuitive design interface that seamlessly allows for the creation of robust workflows.
  • Supported – Self-guided training videos, collaborative teams, and a dedicated application administrator.
  • Customizable – You are in control of shaping your forms, databases, and surveys.
  • Export Ready – seamlessly export data for analysis using Excel, SAS, STATA, R, or SPSS.
  • Import Capable – data can quickly be imported from other data sources to expedite research.
  • Multisite access – collaborate on project activity with researchers from multiple sites and institutions.
  • Autonomous user management – Research groups have complete autonomy and control to add new users and set several levels of specific user rights.
  • Advanced features – Mid-study modifications, auto-validation, branching logic, EHR interface capability, API capability, mobile reach, and calculated fields.

Access to REDCap

Access to REDCap requires a UT Southwestern ID and password. All other access requires institutional email addresses and sponsorship from the project's Principal Investigator.


REDCap Training


  • All REDCap projects require a faculty sponsor.
  • All projects and users associated with a project will be suspended when the Principal Investigator leaves UT Southwestern.
  • Use of REDCap requires that an REDCap End-User Agreement is on file with Research Academic Systems.
  • Any publications resulting from the use of REDCap should should follow the citation guidelines.

What type of projects can be housed in REDCap?

Allowable ProjectsProject Suspends on PI DepartureCan Contain PHI/PIICannot Contain PHI/PIIREDCap Admins will only be UTSW UserREDCap Admins will be both Internal and External to UTSW
IRB Approved X X X X X
Other Research Project by UTSW Faculty X   X X X
UTSW Business (Administrative, Education, Health System) X X X X