Biostatistics Epidemiology and Analytics in Research

REDCap at Seattle Children's

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), developed by Vanderbilt University, is a modern, flexible, powerful, and secure web-based survey and form tool. The basics of REDCap are quick to learn and most study teams discover that a REDCap system, once developed, is easy to use and maintain. REDCap is HIPAA-compliant.

Seattle Children's strives to provide free, secure, and stable access to REDCap to all investigators, study teams, quality improvement groups, and research partners.

Everyday support for Seattle Children's REDCap instance is covered by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Analytics in Research (BEAR) Core.


All current Seattle Children's staff (full-time and part-time as long as they have a Seattle Children's email address) may access REDCap using their Seattle Children's ID.

Log in at and follow the instructions to setup your REDCap account. For assistance with accessing REDCap please refer to our FAQ page or submit a ServiceNow request.

Request access for an outside user


For help materials, please see the Seattle Children’s REDCap FAQ page and the Seattle Children's REDCap governance.

For general support, please use our support survey


In partnership with the ITHS REDCap team at the University of Washington, the ITHS team offers free REDCap classes on a regular schedule, covering the basics as well as more advanced topics such as the Data Dictionary and Longitudinal Surveys.

Sign up for ITHS REDCap training via the training section of the ITHS website

BEAR Consulting and data management

In addition to providing basic REDCap support for the SC instance, BEAR also provides consulting and data management services on an hourly or FTE basis.

BEAR REDCap-related services include:

  • Study design and “best practices for clean data” advice
  • Building REDCap forms, surveys and reports
  • Migrating existing data to the SC REDCap
  • Dynamic Query (SQL) fields
  • Advanced study design
    • Branching logic
    • Calculated fields
    • API integration
    • Survey queues and invitations
    • Longitudinal design and repeating instruments
  • Multiple language management
  • Randomization
  • Linking REDCap to EPIC, Tableau, Excel, R and other external programs.
  • Custom training sessions
  • Scoring tools
  • Data quality reports

To request BEAR REDCap consulting or data management, please fill out this form:

BEAR Intake Form