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The Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) system provides functionality and features to enable researchers to rapidly develop databases and online surveys. These databases, data entry forms, and surveys are intuitive, easy to use tools for collecting data, including data validation.

REDCap also offers a Data Export Utility, which enables researchers to export their data in an automated manner into formats that are compatible with commonly used statistical analysis packages, such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R.

Advanced features of the system include branching logic for dynamic data entry form generation, file uploading, data importing, and embedded calculated database fields. REDCap is offered to the UCSF Research Community and its collaborators. This application is available for research purposes only.

Using REDCap

Getting Access

Additional Features and Functions

To learn more about REDCap, demonstration and tutorial videos are currently available on the National REDCap Consortium website:


REDCap is available for use to the UCSF Research Community and its collaborators at no cost.

If the requester wishes to retain the services of a database development consultant to design REDCap databases, data entry forms, or surveys, please contact the Academic Research Systems team at [email protected]. These consulting services are available on a recharge consulting basis.


Support services for REDCap are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM.

Getting Help

For help with questions, or support issues:

    Submit a ticket at

    Call the UCSF ITS Service Desk at 415-514-4100

Policy Information

A REDCap and MyResearch Attestation Form must be signed by every new REDCap user to denote their understanding of the UCSF data use and security policies that must be adhered to while using REDCap and REDCap Survey

Migration Status