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REDCap for Secure Data Collection

research electronic data capture (redcap)

REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online databases and surveys. It is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations. The University of Maryland Libraries currently host and manage an instance of REDCap that is available to faculty and researchers with appointments at the College Park campus. REDCap is fast, secure, web-based, and customizable. The REDCap system at the University of Maryland, College Park may not be used to collect or store data covered under the HIPAA privacy or security rules.

Additional REDCap features:

  • Offline data collection and synchronization with the REDCap Mobile App
  • Supports longitudinal and multi-arm studies
  • Project level logging
  • Customizable user roles and data access groups
  • Robust API

Get started using REDCap

AS OF JULY 1, 2019, THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LIBRARIES ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING OR REVIEWING NEW REQUESTS FOR REDCAP PROJECTS. Please contact lib-research-data@umd.edu for more information.

Requesting new user accounts for existing projects

To add new users to existing REDCap projects, please download and complete a new user data template and send it as an attachment to lib-research-data@umd.edu. Please note that new user account requests must originate from an existing project member and new user accounts for REDCap will only be created using valid UMD directory IDs. All new users must complete either a Terms of Use or End User Agreement before an account is created.

New user account process and timeline

  1. Existing project/lab manager submits a request for a new user.
  2. The new user is invited to complete the Terms of Use/End User Agreement.
  3. A new user account is created.
  4. The project/lab manager adds the new user to their projects.