Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a secure, web-based platform for building and managing electronic databases. It offers a variety of customizable research tools to facilitate efficient and reliable data collection. All data entered in REDCap is stored on a secure server hosted by Texas State University.

Features of this application include:

  • An intuitive interface for validated data collection.
  • Instrument designs with options for a variety of data fields.
  • Individual institutional logins for research personnel with restricted access available for different project roles.
  • Automated data exports for seamless downloads to common statistical packages (Excel, SAS, Stata, R, SPSS, and XML).
  • Audit trails for tracking data manipulation and histories of exports.
  • Features to support HIPAA and FERPA compliance of confidential and sensitive data.
  • Codebooks summarizing variable attributes and notes (in PDF form).
  • Scheduling calendars for tracking participant data collection.
  • Capabilities for survey distribution.
  • Advanced features for longitudinal research projects.
  • Data sharing rights and permissions for multi-site studies.

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