About REDCap

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a web-based program for clinical research data management developed at Vanderbilt University and in use at over 2,000 sites around the world. REDCap’s popularity arises from its ease of use, as well as its many built-in tools for assessing data quality, generating reports, graphs and descriptive statistics, sharing access among team members and automatically creating audit trails.

With the mandate of supporting the data management needs of health research projects throughout the province, REDCap has been implemented locally by the CHI Data Science platform and the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences MedIT group. Using the Faculty’s Secure Research Environment (SRE) to house the REDCap Production Server, our installation of REDCap provides a secure and inexpensive alternative for health research data entry and storage.

Who Can Access REDCap?

If you’re an investigator, staff, or trainee conducting health research approved by the UM Health Research Ethics Board (HREB) or Biomedical Research Ethics Board (BREB), then you’re eligible to use our implementation of REDCap. Consider attending one of our REDCap overview/demonstration sessions to learn more and to see REDCap in action (see “REDCap Training”).


Accessing REDCap

REDCap has been implemented in Manitoba for health researchers using three different servers. The REDCap Training and Surveys Servers are accessible through a simple web link while the REDCap Production Server is housed within the Max Rady College of Medicine’s Secure Research Environment. The following documents describe how to get access to REDCap and the Secure Research Environment.

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REDCap Training Schedule

CHI offers the following free training sessions:

  • REDCap Overview & Demo for PIs and Study Coordinators : A one-hour, informal session highlighting key features of REDCap and describing our implementation and guidelines for access. Generally offered twice/month.
  • REDCap 101, 102, and 103 . Three two-hour hands-on sessions progressively offering training of basic REDCap skills needed for data entry personnel through to more advanced tools required by REDCap project managers and developers. Each generally offered once/month.

Also consider viewing the developer’s REDCap training videos at

REDCap Training Sessions: Fall/Winter 2017

REDCap Overview & Demo for PIs and Study Coordinators (1 hr):

This session introduces participants to REDCap, demonstrating key features and describing how one can gain access to it in our installation. Whether your team already plans to use REDCap or if you’re just interested in seeing whether REDCap might be appropriate for your project, this small group session will give you a quick introduction to REDCap’s capabilities. Although the intended audience for the session is PIs and Study Coordinators, other research team members are welcome to attend.

REDCap Overview & Demo for PI's & Study Coordinators (1 hour, select one):
September 19, 4pm
October 6, 10:30am

October 17, 4pm
November 7, 4pm

November 17, 10:30am
December 5, 4pm

Hands-on Workshops - REDCap 101, 102 & 103:
REDCap 101 = REDCap for Data Entry Personnel
REDCap 102 = Managing REDCap Projects (pre-req RC101)
REDCap 103 = Developing REDCap Projects (pre-req RC102)

All the following sessions are 10am-12pm
REDCap 101 (attend one):
September 22, October 20, November 24
REDCap 102 (attend one):
September 29, October 27, December 1
REDCap 103 (attend one):
October 13, November 10, December 8

For more information or to register, contact or visit