At IU, what is REDCap, and how do I get an account?

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a self-managed, secure, web-based platform designed to support data collection and data management for research, operations support, and quality improvement projects. REDCap's easy-to-use, intuitive features allow users to rapidly build and manage online surveys and databases.

At Indiana University, REDCap is one of several research-related collaboration tools offered by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI). IU's REDCap implementation is sponsored by the Advanced Biomedical IT Core (ABITC) and the IU School of Medicine Department of Biostatistics. Originally developed by Vanderbilt University, REDCap is available to IU researchers as a result of IU's partnership in the REDCap Consortium.

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Getting an account

To use IU's REDCap implementation, you need a REDCap account. To request an account, use the REDCap Account Request form.

Note:
REDCap is primarily intended for biomedical researchers at IU, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame (each is a member of the Indiana CTSI). If you're affiliated with one of these institutions and have collaborators who aren't, they can request accounts that let them access your existing REDCap projects, but won't allow them to create new projects.

Accessing REDCap at IU

Once you have an account, access IU's REDCap implementation at https://redcap.uits.iu.edu/ .

Note:
The REDCap standard maintenance window is on Sundays from 9am to 5pm.

Working with data containing PHI

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) established rules protecting the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule set national standards requiring organizations and individuals to implement certain administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information (PHI).

This system meets certain requirements established in the HIPAA Security Rule that enable its use for research involving data that contain protected health information (PHI). You may use this resource for research involving data that contain PHI only if you institute additional administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that complement those UITS already has in place.

Note:
Although PHI is one type of institutional data classified as Critical at IU, other types of institutional data classified as Critical are not permitted on Research Technologies systems. Except for PHI, the most sensitive classification of institutional data allowed on Research Technologies resources is Restricted. For help determining which institutional data elements classified as Critical are considered PHI, see Which data elements in the classifications of institutional data are considered protected health information (PHI)?

For more, see When using UITS Research Technologies systems and services, what are my legal responsibilities for protecting the privacy and security of data containing protected health information (PHI)?

If you need help or have questions, contact UITS HIPAA Consulting.

Getting help

For links to IU Knowledge Base documents about REDCap, see Getting started with REDCap at IU. If you have questions about REDCap, or need help setting up or managing a REDCap project, email Indiana CTSI support.

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