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REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. REDCap is available to all UC San Diego faculty and staff, and to users outside the organization who have sponsorship from UC San Diego faculty.


  • Electronic Data Capture
  • Design of forms for electronic data capture
  • Import/export of data
  • Secure storage of data, documents, and files
  • Online surveys
  • Mobile, offline collection of data
  • Reporting/data analysis

Requesting Access

  • Go to the ACTRI Website
    • Select "Biomedical Informatics"
    • Select "REDCap Access"
    • Fill out the requested fields: Division, User Info and PI Info
    • Click "Submit"
  • Upon clicking "Submit", a notification will be sent to the REDCap Support Team. We will process your request and send the access form to the user and PI via DocuSign,

Requirements for Access

Access to REDCap is currently controlled through the UC San Diego Active Directory (AD) system. All REDCap users must have AD credentials. 

These can be granted by the ITS Service Desk. Their contact information is as follows: 

Main Campus

Health Campus

If you are accessing REDCap from outside the university firewall, you will also need an Active Directory account to access the VPN.


Once granted access to the REDCap application, all users have access to extensive training videos, located on the REDCap home page.

Contact and Help

The REDCap team is reachable via, or during normal business hours at the application support main line at (858) 534-0555.

The REDCap Wiki is a tool available to all REDCap users to post questions to the UCSD REDCap community.


While REDCap may be used to store PHI, it is not CFR 21 Part 11 compliant. If your project requires compliance with CFR 21 Part 11, you will need to use the Velos system.