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REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed to support data capture.   REDCap was developed by Vanderbilt’s CTSA and is currently used and supported by thousands of consortium partners across the globe. REDCap at Duke is managed and supported by the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) Research Management Team, located in the School of Medicine. RMT provides research and data management support to investigators across Duke.


REDCap Features


Advantages of Using REDCap @ Duke

  • DOCR’s instance of REDCap has been systematically tested and validated.
  • School of Medicine supports infrastructure costs associated with DOCR’s instance of REDCap, including dedicated servers, daily backups, application updates, and software validation.
  • DOCR initial consultations are free.  Contact us – DOCR’s data managers and analysts can help you find the best data collection solution for your project. 
  • Contracting with DOCR is often less expensive than hiring your own staff because you do not have to find, hire, and train staff, or worry about staff turnover.
  • DOCR provides training classes in the use of REDCap, available in the LMS system.


Build Options

  1. DOCR Build: DOCR will consult and build a database to your specifications.  The only cost to you is the percentage of the programmer’s effort needed to complete the work. There are no licensing or overhead fees.
  2. Study Team Build: Study teams may build their own databases in REDCap for free. DOCR provides limited support at no cost for builders and projects during weekly office hours.
  3. Supported Build: The study team will build the database while having direct access to a dedicated DOCR REDCap programmer. The REDCap programmer will work directly with the study team on the best practices of database design, while helping to ensure that the project launches in excellent condition. This allows for capacity-building on the study team to be able to maintain the project and allow the study team to only have to pay a small amount of effort instead of a full build.


Office Hours

Click this link to sign up for office hours and indicate which of the following times you would like a DOCR team member to schedule a WebEx with you.

  • Tuesdays, 10am-11am
  • Wednesdays, 10am-11am
  • Thursdays, 2pm-3pm
  • Fridays, 10am-11am


Getting Started

  • Log in with your NetID here and follow prompts
  • Log out of REDCap. You will receive a verification email, click on link to verify


REDCap Registration Instructions

All users must have a valid REDCap account and agreed to the Secure Usage Agreement (SUA), by verifying their email address, before access can be assigned. This will prevent delays when completing your request.

Click HERE for Duke Personnel
Click HERE for Non-Duke Personnel


Request REDCap Support

Click here to request any of the following:

  • New REDCap Project
  • Add, Change, or Remove User Rights
  • Office Hours with a REDCap Team Member
  • Marking a REDCap Project as Complete


REDCap Secure Usage Policy

The REDCap Secure Usage Policy can be found clicking here.


REDCap RDSP Language

The REDCap RDSP Language can be found clicking here.



When using REDCap for data collection and management, please cite the publication as indicated here.


Contact the REDCap Team

For more information about REDCap, contact us at