Data Management

The Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) offers a web-based, self-managed, customizable data management solution to investigators and study teams. This solution, Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap), supports data collection via data collection instruments and surveys. REDCap offers the following features:

  • Quick project start-up — no IT programming required to set up a project
  • Intuitive user interface for form building and data entry
  • Advanced features such as data range checking, branching logic and calculated fields
  • Supports longitudinal model and mid-study modifications
  • HIPAA-compliant, built-in user rights control and audit trails for data security and tracking
  • Automated data export to common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, R, Stata) and Microsoft Excel
  • Data import capability through Microsoft Excel
  • Capability to support multisite studies and external surveys (with approved IRB number)

REDCap Overview

REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. The collected data is securely hosted by Mayo Clinic and no extra software is required, and can easily be exported to Microsoft Excel or variety of statistical analysis packages.

Typically, a REDCap project can be up and running in a "prototype" state within 24 hours. Once the project is created, the user is empowered to manage his or her project — no IT intervention is necessary for data export or user account management.

Is REDCap right for me?

REDCap is suitable for research projects with low- to medium-complexity data collection requirements. If you are using spreadsheets or Microsoft Access for data collection, you can convert to REDCap with limited effort and take advantage of many features available in REDCap that are not available in Microsoft Excel and Access.

REDCap is capable of supporting multisite studies. If you would like to set up a multisite study and have an approved IRB number, please contact for additional information.

REDCap is not 21 CFR Part 11-compliant, and therefore not a suitable solution for FDA-governed clinical trials or some Veterans Administration studies. Please contact the CCaTS Service Center at 507-255-7101 or visit the internal Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS) website (must be logged in to the Mayo network) if you need a research data management solution that is compliant with 21 CFR Part 11 or FISMA regulations.


REDCap is available at no charge to all Mayo investigators.


REDCap is offered using a self-service model, and the vast majority of Mayo investigators and study team members have learned the tool in a hands-on fashion. If you are interested in attending an overview session, classroom demonstration classes take place monthly through the CCaTS Service Center. View upcoming courses.

Access REDCap

Use the link below to access REDCap. Note that you first must be logged in to the Mayo network. Use your Mayo LAN ID and password to log in.

Log in to REDCap


Support for REDCap is provided by you emailing your questions, comments or problems to: