REDCap Enhances Baylor’s Research Technology Infrastructure

February 7, 2024
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Baylor has joined the REDCap Consortium to provide its researchers access to an advanced web-based data collection tool that is HIPPA, FISMA, and GDPR-compliant.

REDCap was created in 2004 at Vanderbilt University to support HIPPA-compliant research and in 2006 the platform was made available to external researchers. According to their website, REDCap is currently used by over 7,000 institutions in over 150 countries and has supported more than 1.9 million research projects. The platform is supported by an annual conference, REDCapCon, that offers educational and networking opportunities to REDCap administrators.

The REDCap platform streamlines the process of creating and designing research projects, offering an array of tools that can be tailored to virtually any data collection strategy. It offers automated export procedures for data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, a mobile app for iOS or Android, and other advanced features such as branching logic, file uploads, and calculated fields. The REDCap platform offers an alternative to Qualtrics for researchers who need advanced survey customization features or have electronic protected health information covered through an externally funded research grant or IRB protocol.

The service is available to Baylor researchers on a monthly fee-for-service basis. The cost is $117.70 per REDCap project, per month. Researchers may cancel at any time and there is no minimum usage duration.

Baylor researchers can learn more about REDCap by visiting or contacting

Additional Resources

REDCap Overview Video