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REDCap at Berkeley: Get Started

This guide has information about REDCap at Berkeley including campus availability, training videos, and how to get help.

About REDCap at UC Berkeley

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application used to support data collection and capture across a variety of disciplines.

Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) is currently hosting a service trial of REDCap to evaluate the demand for a REDCap service on campus. The trial will run through 2021 and work with a limited set of researchers during that time to get 5-8 projects up and running using REDCap at Berkeley. The goal following the service trial will be to expand access of REDCap to the broader campus community.

If you are interested in learning more about the service trial of REDCap at UC Berkeley or about REDCap in general, please reach out to the support team at

What can I do with REDCap?

REDCap supports functionality to:

  • test and build a series of data collection surveys.
  • distribute surveys as links or via email for cross-sectional or longitudinal data collection.
  • enter data directly or import data from external sources.
  • export data for analysis purposes to use in other systems (e.g., Excel, R, Stata).
  • specify parameters to “de-identify” data upon collection and/or prior to export.

As users of REDCap, researchers can:

  • set up multiple projects with multiple users, across institutions.
  • establish specific roles and responsibilities for project team members.
  • conduct online and offline data collection.

If you'd like to learn more, check out these videos from Project REDCap:

Citing REDCap at UC Berkeley

For researchers that use UCB’s REDCap platform to collect, gather, and/or manage data for their research, please use the following language to acknowledge use of this platform in publications, presentations, and/or grant applications:

This project made use of the UC Berkeley REDCap platform, which is developed and operated by Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL), specifically Research IT and Dev Ops. More information about REDCap at UC Berkeley can be found here: