Why Use REDCap

What are the main reasons a research team should be using REDCap?


Ease of Use

Speed of Implementation




Enhanced Data Quality

Enhanced Output

Advanced Functionality

Why Shouldn't I Use Excel?

Excel is a great tool for collecting data simply and quickly. Anyone can do it. Unfortunately, its main strength is also its biggest weakness. Anyone can do anything they want in Excel with no consideration for security, privacy or data quality. Using a tool such as REDCap takes care of these research problems automatically. 

Also, the law requires that studies performed under a Health Canada Clinical Trial Application (CTA) comply with ICH GCP. The following elements of GCP are directly supported by REDCap.