Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

About REDCap

The REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) system is used to create the interface to capture each of the patients’ data points. This system was recommended for research use by TTUHSC El Paso's IT and research departments. This system has been cleared by IT Security and IRB.

The TTUHSC El Paso REDCap configuration provides SSH protocol which provides cryptographic that enables the transfer of information in a secure way. In addition, the web and database servers are stand-alone which adds another layer of security for protection of PHI data. IT Security has enabled REDCap to be accessible outside the TTUHSC El Paso network. Also, firewall rules, proxy server configurations, and other measures have been placed in order for us be able to open communication with any institution.

Process to Request a REDCap Project

Responsibilities of the PI and the Team

  • Submit the required documentation to the IRB for approval of the study.
  • Once the PI is ready to conduct the study and the REDCap project is ready for promotion, please fill out the following form:
  • Upon revision of the documentation and getting confirmation from the BECL team, Luis Sanchez will promote your project to the PRODUCTION environment with all the necessary permissions.

Responsibilities of the BECL

  • Design project in REDCap
  • Construction of project in REDCap
  • Testing project in REDCap
  • Promotion of project to the PRODUCTION environment
  • Setup the adequate permissions for each of the users for the project

Points of Contact


For REDCap training, to report bugs, or to attend the monthly Luis' Corner meeting (Open REDCAP forum), please contact Luis Sanchez at

For general questions, please complete the REDCap general questions form.