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Information and Features List

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), a secure, web-based application for building and managing online research surveys and databases, is a premier tool for supporting UO research efforts with the goals of better collaboration and easier data management. REDCap can be used to rapidly develop projects via a point and click interface or by creating a “data dictionary” template file in Microsoft Excel that can easily be uploaded into the application. We offer REDCap as a free resource for UO researchers and their external team members.

REDCap is a preferred data management tool. Developed by programmers at Vanderbilt University, REDCap is a reliable and secure web-based application that allows you to better manage your research team’s data collection process from start to finish. REDCap features allow you to:

Build online surveys and databases quickly and securely – Create and design your project rapidly using secure web authentication from your browser. No extra software is required.

Be fast and flexible – Conception to production-level survey/database in less than one day.

  • Export data to common data analysis packages – Export your data to Microsoft Excel, PDF, SAS, Stata, R, or SPSS for analysis.
  • Create ad hoc reports – Create custom queries for generating reports to view or download.
  • Schedule and organize – Utilize a built-in project calendar and scheduling module for organizing your events and appointments.
  • Easily manage a contact list of survey respondents or create a simple survey link -Build a list of email contacts, create custom email invitations, and track who responds, or you may also create a single survey link to email out or post on a website.
  • Save your data collection instruments as a PDF to print – Generate a PDF version of your forms and surveys for printing to collect data offline.
  • Use advanced features – Auto-validation, calculated fields, branching/skip logic, and survey stop actions.

Access to REDCap

Go to and sign-in with your Duck ID and password. Fill out the basic profile information and you will be sent a confirmation link to your email to activate your account.

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