NOTE: REDCap has been upgraded to v13.5.1. The next scheduled outage window will be Monday June 12.
Thank you very much for your patience.
REDCap System Administration
Required Training: Existing and new users must complete the following training- "REDCap: Best Practices for Maintaining HIPAA Compliance and Protecting Personal Health Information (PHI)" This is now required. Please make sure you are logged into Knowledge Link to access the training module. The training covers practical ways to make sure any PHI entered into the tool is secure, access is limited, and inappropriate exporting is prevented.
As of July 18th, REDCap users that did not complete training would have lost access. Account reactivations may take up to 7 business days. Please reach email PSOM REDCap Support for help with access.
REDCap Authentication: In 2019, PMACS migrated from table based (local REDCap account) accounts to LDAP/AD. As a result, you can only login with your PMACS account. Any users who have not yet requested a Pennkey with PMACS credentials must do so immediately to maintain an active REDCap account. Also, please note that group and secondary accounts are no longer supported.
Courtesy Accounts: Courtesy Pennkey Affiliations expire one year after creation. Prior to deactivation, the owners of such accounts will receive email notification. Please note this is NOT SPAM. If you still require your Courtesy Account, please do NOT delete this email but respond to it as instructed.
REDCap Monthly Upgrades: REDCap is upgraded each month in order to provide the user community with the latest features and bug fixes. These upgrades are always publicized in advance. Users are strongly urged to clear their web browser's cache following each upgrade in order to guarantee the most current installed release. Since this process differs from browser to browser, if you don't know how to do this, please contact your Local Support Provider.
PASSWORDS and ACCOUNTS If you need a new account created or are unable to log into your REDCap account, please submit a KACE ticket to PSOM REDCap Support. If you have set up your PMACS account security questions and need to reset your PMACS account, please go to PMACS Password Reset.
IMPORTANT NOTE REDCap at Penn Medicine is not a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant system.
SUPPORT Please address any technical issues to the REDCap Support Team.
Please log in with your user name and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact PSOM REDCap Support.
Just Getting Started?
Explore these overviews of fundamental concepts and features.
Building a Project
Learn how to build and modify data collection instruments.
|Introduction to Instrument Development||An introduction to the Online Designer and Data Dictionary methods of instrument development.||
|Online Designer||This online tool is the quickest and most intuitive method for making instrument modifications.||
|Data Dictionary||The Data Dictionary is your project structure in a downloadable spreadsheet file. The spreadsheet can be modified and uploaded into REDCap to make instrument modifications. To see an example, download the Data Dictionary demonstration file.||
|Project Field Types||An illustration of some popular field types.||
Basic Features & Modules
Types of REDCap Projects
There are several flavors of REDCap projects to choose from as you begin thinking about building your own project. Each type of project has its advantages and disadvantages, and may fit the specific needs better of one type of project over another. Please review the different types below, and you may even view a live example of each project type in action or view a short video about it.
Special Features within REDCap Projects
Every REDCap project is capable of utilizing special features, some of which can be enabled by normal users and some by REDCap administrators. Below is a listing of these features.