CTU Bern


REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) was developed by an informatics core at Vanderbilt University in 2004, with ongoing support from US National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) and US National Institute of Health (NIH) grants. 

It is widely used in the academic research community: So far, more than 34’000 projects have been implemented and put productive in REDCap.

Key Features 

  • Possibility of collaborative setup (REDCap Light): PI / study team can setup database
  • Possibility that CTU Bern sets up the entire study database (Full Service)
  • Server & license costs taken over by CTU Bern & DLF
  • Is used by some of the other Swiss CTUs and worldwide in 126 countries with over 700’000 users

When to use REDCap?

  • Study complexity is low to middle
  • You want to set up your study database yourself (REDCap Light)
  • You want to be able to adapt your study database
  • Power users are able to set up databases offline using the data dictionary  and import it at the end
  • Only limited reporting is needed
  • You want to use surveys (that will be entered online by the patient or the study team)


Learn more about REDCap by watching a demo presentation here.