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REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.


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Vanderbilt University
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Administrator, National Administration
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its easy to learn and tool is user institutive .The design is pretty straightforward, and it allows other functions like API and linking to a survey. The report that Redcap generates is convenient for data export and statistical analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In some cases, not all, it could take a very long time to get approval to make any sort of portal changes, such as adding a second date option or adding a field. Sometimes this would mean certain patients would have a specific type of record and others would be missing it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its a great Electronic Data Capture tool and easy to feed and analyze the data.

Also it enables easy Data import and export to analyze statistically further.

Tool is user Intuitive and great problem solver.

It helps researchers collect data, conduct surveys, and process them while maintaining HIPPA compliance throughout the data lifecycle. Variety of use. Being able to send both surveys and create forms for internal use makes the use cases numerous. Customization. I can use HTML to change format but there are also a ton of built in functionality for branching logic, matrix configuration, slider scales, etc.

Security. HIPPA compliance is extremely important for medical research and REDCap ensures our data is safe. Develop and conduct online survey easily

Allow back office data management securely.

Format options built in, instead of having to use HTML code.

User maintenance can be difficult with collaborators outside of your institution.

In some cases, not all, it could take a very long time to get approval to make any sort of portal changes, such as adding a second date option or adding a field. Sometimes this would mean certain patients would have a specific type of record and others would be missing it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Longitudinal Data Analysis Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The data exporting options and the reports that are searchable, which makes it easy to filter and sort subjects. I find it relatively easy to anonymize the data. Being able to upload PDFs is really helpful for saving forms and tests that you can always use to check the instruments with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Navigating between records is difficult and data changes in one project can't be synced with another. I can be difficult to create very specific user rights and remove them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Mainly useful for within a single group. Not great for external secure collaboration. Make sure you understand the user rights fully before assigning any to others. Use the design mode until you are very sure you are happy with your fields and instruments and keep in mind you can't change variable names later. Make multiple reports that you can always easily export and remember that they can be private, so only you can see them. Watching the tutorial videos can be really helpful, especially for creating advanced branching logic. It's easy to do even if you are not familiar with the coding system. Think carefully of what you need to do with the final data when you create the variable types. I often find multiple choice questions are the best for data encoding. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great benefit is that in design mode you can add more fields and instruments which allows for a lot of flexibility and improvement in record keeping. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graduate Research Assistant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Good to longtudinal data and easy to learn. The design is pretty straightforward, and it allows other functions like API and linking to a survey. The report is convenient for data export and further analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Inconvenient for multiple inputs within a time, like multiple medical history input in the screening period. Medical history has to be created as repeated input and can't be corporated in the screening evaluation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

REDcap is available in many institutes/organizations/companies. It is easy to learn and straightforward. It is super useful for clinical or other longitudinal data collection and management. There are also lots of tutorials online. If you are interested, there are a lot of materials to check. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am doing longitudinal clinical data collection and management on REDcap, also REDcap built for clinical trials. REDcap access is free to use for our group and we don't have to rely on an external group to build and modify the database, which is budget-friendly. Also, it is easy to learn and the design is straightforward, so it is easy for the new members to learn or task transition. In addition, REDcap is widely used by multiple groups, there are multiple learning or communicating source if I have any questions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graduate Student Researcher
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

RedCap is a university-sponsored research tool that allows us to collect data both in-person and remotely (which is perfect during the pandemic!). My favorite part about it is that you can see the progress of the person taking the survey. I conduct research with children with ADHD, so this is very helpful to know if they are actually working or if they are just searching the internet. Additionally, Redcap is very secure and i feel confident knowing that my research data is saved on the site. Finally, they make it easy to start up by allowing you to download pre-made questionnaires or upload questionnaires that someone else made in a csv file. This easily saved me hours of typing and spell-checking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

RedCap is not user friendly. Things are difficult to even find (not kidding - even the link to get into your university's redcap. Its not on the website or published anywhere, we had to ask an administrator to send us a link). The language that it uses is not consistent with typical research language. That being said, it is a powerful and useful tool and the pros often outweigh the cons. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use the videos, they will at least get you off to the right start. Additionally, each university has a redcap rep, they are helpful if you get stuck. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Redcap provides a great, very secure system for administering research questionnaires at either one timepoint or multiple timepoints. In a bid to save paper 3 years ago, we tried out RedCap and it has saved thousands upon thousands sheets of paper thus far. Not only is this environmentally friendly, but it has also saved room in my research lab and reduced data entry errors. How you ask? You download the numeric data and it can be copied/pasted directly into whatever dataset you choose - SPSS/Excel/Sas, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's a secure place for storing research data and the version that my company uses is encrypted meaning the information is stored safely and securely. I also use the RedCap External Platform which means that it is extremely useful to use remotely when working offsite which has been extremely helpful during COVID-19 times. The interface is very friendly and there are opportunities available to convert the electronic data forms collected onto an excel spreadsheet and SPSS document for further analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The RedCap website undergoes routine maintenance which can be inconvenient at times. But the team does provide advance notice as to when the platform will be offline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's definitely a very powerful tool for collecting data due to it's high and secure storage capacity and potential to collect large volumes of data from a wide variety of different sources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am currently in the process of reactivating my RedCap account since it has been almost 2 years since I have used the platform for work related purposes. There is potential for the platform to be used for a variety of external parties and collaborative opportunities. And the platform has the potential to collect and store survey responses from a wide variety of individuals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Drug and Consumer Product Safety Researcher II
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Real-time data capture, integrated data quality checks, audit tracking history, data comparison tools, convenience of a web-based database, comprehensive training tutorials Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Slow loading time on projects with multiple forms Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend REDCap for data collection and storage. I used it daily for 4 years at my previous company and enjoyed its ease of use, many options for customization, and embedded security features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

REDCap allows my company to have a secure database for all our projects that can be easily accessed from anywhere. It’s convenient in that we don’t have to VPN in to access data. The audit-tracking is also a great feature for data quality purposes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The different fields and features are very helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can take some self-guided learning and experimenting to get to know the REDCap system. Some of the features are not always intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I like REDCap for its many features, and use to assess perceptions, experiences, and beliefs internal and external to my organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

eConsenting makes it easier for research subjects through email, especially in times of pandemic where we need to consent subjects remotely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a bit complicated to set up if you try to do so without training. In that aspect, it is not very user-friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great tool if learned to use properly. You will need help and practice to get around it efficiently. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

eConsenting during times of pandemic where remote consenting has basically become the new norm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

REDCap is easy to learn to use and is very user friendly. It is easy and simple to pick up for basic needs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike some of the instructions or helpful links given in the database. They are mostly unhelpful. More complex surveys need more in depth explanations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take some trainings and ask questions regarding your surveys or tools you will be using Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am gaining information from valuable stakeholders to improve service delivery. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that REDCap is able to manage large amounts of data and has a lot of copy features to reduce redundant work. It has a lot of features to help manage the data such as dashboards, custom reports, and ability to assign timeline to surveys. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The platform is not very user friendly both from setting it up to using it to collect data. Sometimes it has been buggy with sending out forms or the scheduler breaking. The platform does not look the cleanest/simple adding to the confusion when using to set up surveys and reports or logging data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collecting data for large exercise trials. Provides access to all users and has a lot of beneficial feature such as automated surveys, branching logic, dashboards, custom reports, and custom user rights. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Summer Research Studentship
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Useful for clinical research. Good for privacy and easily sending out invitations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not great for use, you have to create a data dictionary which is a lot of work. or you can use their in app feature but its not as good as a data dictionary because it takes longer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pay for someone to do the data dictionary if you can Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clinical reearch for a thesis and for further research in cancer populations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

REDCap makes database building and data collection super easy for even beginners. The user interface is well designed and simple to navigate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was the ability to use REDCap offline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It’s an easy yet secure tool for data collection. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Design & Research Consultant
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It had great integration functions.

There was a Sandbox environment to check surveys. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The explanations are not great. I needed expert advice to create branching logic in questions for surveys.

Also this was not possible to test in the sandbox environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clinical trial and data storage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

REDCap is user friendly. It’s easy to set up a database. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much.... some of the branching logic could be made simpler. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Send out questionnaires. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like being able to use the conditional logic feature Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the sorting feature in Excel as there are so many fields Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving the problem of redundant research subject applications taken by different team members across multiple sites. We have been able to track the progress of research study applications much easier and have a central place for subjects to securely upload documents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

How easy and helpful REDCap is to use. Knowing what and where to find what I need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The few weakness that exist are not worth mentioning but I am sure will be addressed in time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do not be afraid to use the tech support team they are very easy to work with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finding a reliable browser based EDC that fits our needs. I realized just how intuitive this process can be thanks to REDCap. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like using REDCAP because its a secure way of storing participant data. REDCAP ensures HIPAA compliance and its very imperative especially in medical research. I appreciate that it's user friendly and it handles data well on the back end. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

REDCAP can be difficult when doing collaborations external to your institution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm entering patient data via REDCAP for clinical trial studies. I realized that the customization feature of REDCAP is extremely helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Research Assistant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like its easy to use surface and compare results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Security should be very high so that no one can get into our data and change it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clinical data reqruitment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

REDCap is a helpful and secured platform for data collection. It allows user to customize answer to evaluate the responses overtime. It allows user to create branching logic with different responses. It also allow the function to send emails and collect response more easily Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The design of the website is more basic looking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was used for survey related data and collect responses from different participants and observe the progression overtime. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There are lots of features that I like about REDCAP. The best one I think is automated emails reminders and also calendar feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t think there was/is one that I dislike Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main purpose of using REDCAP was to send out emails. With the use of REDCAP we were able to send out email reminders and emails to our participants easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The easy way to create data collection forms Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some non-commonly used functions might be too difficult for out-of-field users to understand Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very easy way to collect research/sensitive data, especially for those who are looking for alternatives than Google Forms Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collecting clinical data, convenient and allow multiple users to assess under DAGs facilitate our projects well Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I think the platform itself is extremely user-friendly. Easy to navigate and design your survey structure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I can't really say there's anything I dislike - but a suggestion may be to offer some tutorial videos on the site itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used REDcap for data collection purposes, and I've had good experiences with that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Customization, use of HTML to change format. Very easy to learn and use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

User maintenance can be difficult with collaborators outside institution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We mainly use REDCap for medical research studies when I was still a research intern. It allows us to collect data and protocols from different researches which fast-tracked our data collection. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its easy to use.This sophisticated tool is a fantastic way to collect data for upload into REDCAP projects when your research subjects are where there's limited or no Internet connectivity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes when network connection goes slow, that time project gone delete. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You have to be change your module system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NA Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the survey queue and options with consenting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much that I dislike about REDCAP. It works great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving the issue of getting consent forms back from participant. Currently creating an online consent form. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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