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REDCap Online Research Surveys

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, HIPAA compliant, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Vanderbilt University developed REDCap and the software and support is available at no charge to institutional partners.

ECU is a member of the REDCap Consortium and houses the REDCap database and servers so that all data is secure within ECU’s IT infrastructure. Multimedia & Technology Services (MTS) administers the REDCap software. This software can be used for research and quality improvement with the appropriate approvals.

Get Started

  1. These required prerequisites must be met before starting a new project:
    • All principal investigators, co-principal investigators and collaborative personnel (including non-ECU) must have a PirateID.
    • A department chair or supervisor can request an ECU User Account Request (PirateID) for non-ECU personnel.
    • IRB approval when collecting data for the purpose of human subjects research.
    • Department chair, dean or director approval when conducting Quality Improvement research and collecting sensitive data prior to research.
    • The project title, owner, secondary owner and collaborators must be named in the approval letter.
  2. Principal Investigator submits a REDCap User Request for the new project.
  3. Project investigators and other personnel should read the REDCap Terms of Use.
  4. Once the REDCap account is created, researchers may log in with ECU credentials (PirateID/passphrase).