Surveys: REDCap

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Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases for research applications. REDCap is ideal for projects collecting data in community settings and in multi-site projects such as clinical trials.


Who can access

  • Current students, faculty, staff, and Emeriti.

Terms of Use

  • Use of RedCap is restricted to the University's central missions of education, research and public service. Commercial use of RedCap is not allowed under our site license.

  • In accordance with federal regulations and Ohio University policy 19.052, all research involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board prior to any research intervention with a participant. To learn more, visit IRB's Human Subjects page.


  • Automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R).

  • Built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, and ad hoc reporting tools.

  • Advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.

Additional resources

Join the Surveys Advisory Community

  • The Surveys Advisory Community is open to OHIO students, faculty, and staff who have an interest in OHIO’s technologies for in-class surveys, research, course evaluations, and information gathering. The technologies include Qualtrics, REDCap, and Class Climate.

Service support

Get help

  • Visit the Technology Help Center ( to get live support, view outages, and browse trainings.


As a survey author (project investigator), it is your responsibility to verify your survey instrument for inclusiveness.


Plan for Alternative Access

A survey's content or delivery mode may require alternative access for a participant. You should plan ahead to have accessibility accommodations available. Examples include:

  • Creating a copy of the survey in Microsoft Word or Plain Text format that can be used with assistive technologies like screen readers.
  • Offering alternate methods of participation like email or phone call.
  • Having staff available to provide accommodations like recording responses or reading questions and responses aloud.

Your alternative access accommodations should be described in the introductory text of the survey and/or in the survey distribution communications.

If you need additional guidance with the best ways to create an accessible survey, contact the IT Service Desk.


Accessibility Resources

Ohio University strives to make its digital resources and services accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities who may also be using assistive technology. If special steps are necessary in order to improve the accessibility of experiences for end users, those steps must be taken. 
If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access OHIO websites, videos, online forums, documents, or other information technology, please let us know

For further information about OHIO's digital accessibility resources, see:


The REDCap data retention standard defines how data is stored on the the REDCap System Server and the storage duration.

The Ohio University Information Security Office strives to educate and empower the University community to appropriately manage risks and protect OHIO’s information and systems. This effort is facilitated through policies, standards, an information security risk management program, as well as other tools and guidance that are provided to the University community. This modern approach creates a safe computing environment in which the university community can teach, learn, and conduct research. 

For additional information about OHIO’s security resources, see:

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