REDCap provides secure, web-based applications that are flexible enough to be used for a variety of types of research, provide an intuitive interface for users to enter data and have real time validation rules (with automated data type and range checks) at the time of entry. These systems offer easy data manipulation with audit trails and reporting for reporting, monitoring and querying patient records, and an automated export mechanism to common statistical packages (SAS, Stata, SPSS, R).
REDCap data collection projects rely on a thorough study-specific data dictionary defined in an iterative self-documenting process by members of the research team. The iterative development and testing process results in a well-planned data collection strategy for individual studies.
REDCap also provides a powerful tool for building and managing online surveys. The research team can create and design surveys in a web browser and engage potential respondents using a variety of notification methods.