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Announcing REDCap Office Hours

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Want to discuss if REDCap is right for your study or project?
Want another set of eyes to look over your project design?
Need technical help with field or form problem?

The CRI would like to announce the implementation of a new service – weekly REDCap office hours at the medical campus. Every Thursday from 1:00-3:00pm, you can visit CRI’s Peck Conference Room (N161A) to meet with our resident REDCap Administrator Julissa Acevedo. No appointment is necessary, but please email your question to Julissa ahead of time. We hope you take advantage of and enjoy this new service.

REDCap Feedback Survey

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Many thanks to UChicago’s REDCap community for their ongoing use of REDCap. Below is a link to an anonymous survey which asks for your feedback on topics such as training, support, and REDCap itself. Our goal is to use this feedback to help us identify areas of improvement.

2019 REDCap Feedback Survey

This link is NOT unique to you so feel free to share it with UChicago colleagues. This survey should take about 5-20 minutes to complete depending on the level of feedback you would like to provide. If you need more time, there is also a “Save & Return Later” option. The survey will remain open until Thursday, May 30th.

As a thank you for participating in our survey, you will be eligible to enter a raffle for REDCap branded products. After submitting your feedback survey, you will be directed to a new survey to complete a raffle entry. Your contact information will not be tied to your feedback responses, as they are two separate surveys. If you are one of our randomly selected winners, we will contact you on Friday, May 31st.

Thank you in advance for your time and participation!

REDCap Scheduled Downtime and Upgrade


System: REDCap

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, 6pm

Who Is Affected: All UChicago REDCap users, including non-UChicago external collaborators, mobile app users, API users, survey participants

Start: REDCap will be unavailable on Wednesday, February 27th beginning at 6pm in order to upgrade to a new version of the software.

During: The site will remain unavailable for approximately 2 hours (6PM-8PM). Please note the following:

  • REDCap mobile app users are STRONGLY encouraged to sync any data on their devices back to the REDCap project BEFORE the upgrade begins. Although not encouraged, offline data collection may continue in the app during the upgrade, however the online sync process will not be available until REDCap is available again after the upgrade.
  • REDCap survey links will be inaccessible and will display a “REDCap is offline” message when clicked on.

End: At approximately 8PM, another communication will go out confirming REDCap has been upgraded and is once again available for use. REDCap’s newest features will be communicated as well.

Questions? Please contact REDCap Support.

CRI’s REDCap expert invited to teach for Vanderbilt’s REDCapU

By News, REDCap

CRI Business Systems Analyst and resident REDCap expert Julissa Acevedo was recently invited to present for Vanderbilt University’s REDCapU, an online teaching tool to educate REDCap administrators so that they can better support their end users. Julissa presented on the topic of REDCap surveys for a webinar that was attended by 157 registrants from 120 institutions across 19 countries.

Julissa shares her deep knowledge of REDCap with researchers here through the CRI Seminar Series, training materials, and personal consultations.

Successful REDCapCon draws to a close

By News, REDCap

The CRI and University of Chicago wrapped up a successful REDCapCon last week. The CRI was honored to host this important three-day event, which brings together REDCap administrators and technical team members from institutions all over the world for education and networking. This year was the tenth annual meeting and one of the largest gatherings to date, with 327 attendees from 201 institutions representing 20 countries across 6 continents.

Many members of the CRI, led by our REDCap Administrator Julissa Acevedo, contributed to planning and executing the event. The keynote speech was given by Dr. Julian Solway of the Institute for Translational Medicine.

REDCapCon 2019 will be held in September 2019 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

REDCap Downtime and Upgrade


REDCap will be unavailable on Tuesday, November 28th beginning at 5pm in order to upgrade to a new version of the software. The site will remain unavailable for approximately 2 hours. All users of REDCap, including external collaborators, will be affected.  REDCap surveys and the mobile app will be inaccessible as well. A communication will go out confirming the upgrade is complete and REDCap is once again available. Please contact REDCap Support with any questions.


REDCap achieves security accreditation

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We are pleased to announce that the Center for Research Informatics’ REDCap system has achieved security accreditation by the BSD Risk Management Group. This means that REDCap meets the information security requirements defined in our cyber security policies and with the NIST Cyber Security Framework. Visit the BSD ISO website for additional information about the BSD Information Security Program at To learn about other systems currently undergoing the Security Assessment & Authorization process, please visit For further questions, please contact the BSD ISO team via e-mail at