Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is an easy-to-use, free software tool for clinical study management and data capture. Originally designed to support data capture for research studies, this secure Web application has been expanded to provide investigators with the ability to create standardized surveys, easily transfer data and export data into a variety of statistical programs. With these new features, users can quickly and securely build and manage online surveys and databases.

The software, which was developed and supported by NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program and CTSA consortium, already has been adopted at many medical research institutions. The REDCap website offers access to download the software, a list of organizations using the tool, and video tutorials for clinical trials.