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LOGIN HERE (FOR NU ONLY)REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online data capture for research studies. Northwestern University is a member of the REDCap consortium.

Our support model empowers project owners to design and manage their own data collection forms with minimal support from REDCap administrators. It makes managing your data easier by providing a single location for collection and storage, empowers scientists to design and manage forms for data collection and requires minimal programmer and IT involvement.  REDCap projects are managed by our community of project owners. Project owners maintain full control over project set up and support of their users.

If you have questions, please email us at

 I'm new to NU's REDCap, how do I obtain access to an existing project?

Our support model is simple, we train the Project Owner so that they are prepared to administer permissions and support the users in which they are going to grant access to their existing project(s).  When a Project Owner decides to add a new study team member to an existing project they may add the team member at any time but that user will not gain access until they have signed and submitted the REDCap User Agreement.  All access to REDCap begins with the REDCap User Agreement.  Project Owners are sent this link upon completion of training but can always request the link from our support team at  We highly suggest bookmarking this link for future usage.

 I want to create a new project, how do I do that?

Only Project Owners can request new projects to be created for them.  You will learn about all the duties of a Project Owner and system usage requirements in the REDCap New Project Owner Training Session.  This training is completed on-line and will take approximately one (1) hour to complete.  If you are interested in becoming a REDCap Project Owner, send your request to REDCap Support via email.  

REDCap Project Owners must be NU staff and FSM Affiliated. 

 I'm already a Project Owner, how do I request another project?

If you are already a project owner, completed the REDCap User Agreement and the Project Owner training, and would like a new project, fill out the REDCap project request form.  
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