Information Services Division


REDCap (Research Data Collection Service)

REDCap is a mature, secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.

While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data, it is specifically geared to support data capture for research studies.  More information can be found on the Project REDCap website.

The UCL REDCap service provides a simple web based tool for creating online surveys, eCRFs and other research data collection needs. Its interface makes it straightforward for anybody to create and manage data collection tools, whilst also supporting more complex data management activities (Double entry, randomisation, data cleansing, anonymisation, etc).  

There are two versions of the service:

Standard version

This version can be used for low sensitivity (ie. not special category personal) data and for testing or evaluating REDCap prior to using the Data Safe Haven version.
To apply for the standard REDCap service, use the self service form

Data Safe Haven version

This version captures data directly into the Data Safe Haven and is suitable for high sensitivity, such as special category personal data or where there is a need to demonstrate a high level of security around the data, such as meeting contractual requirements.

The first step is to set up access to the Data Safe Haven. Details on obtaining access can be found here:

Once you have a project set up in the Data Safe Haven, REDCap can be added. The IAO / IAA completes a service request form, linked from the services section of the software and services page:
Select REDCap from the dropdown and list the IG reference, title of the project and the users who will have access in the notes section.

Migration from the standard to the Data Safe Haven version

Instructions for migrating from the standard to the Data Safe Haven version of REDCap are detailed on the User Guides and FAQ page:  


This service is available for any UCL research study.
Please note: REDCap is not validated for MHRA CTIMPs.


There is no charge for this service.


For  the standard version please email redcap-support@ucl.ac.uk
For the Data Safe Haven version, please email dsh-support@ucl.ac.uk