Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a widely used electronic data capture platform, designed to replace paper-based surveys and spreadsheet-based data capture systems. Although originally designed as a clinical research tool, REDCap is appropriate for any discipline of study that requires secure and clean data capture.

As a member institution of the ever-growing REDCap global consortium, UNSW hosts an independent REDCap instance with local management and support.


To access UNSW REDCap, please click HERE

Why should I use UNSW REDCap
  • Survey design - create a unique survey experience using piping and conditional logic
  • Survey distribution - distribute your survey for anonymous responses or to focus groups throughout your longitudinal study via automated survey invitations
  • Clean data capture - field validations and data quality rules ensure clean data capture
  • Collaboration - invite group members as well as external collaborators* to your project with detailed access management
  • Free - free-of-charge for all researchers with zID credentials


*To give external collaborators access to UNSW REDCap, OSA2 application form must be submitted.

Getting Started

For UNSW zID holders

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with zID and zPass
  3. Create a project or be invited into one


For currently non-UNSW zID holders

  1. Speak with your UNSW sponsor who can request your zID (you may be required to complete an access form but the UNSW sponsor must submit the form) here:
  2. Once zID credentials are generated, go to
  3. Log in with zID and zPass
  4. Create a project or be invited into one


Training Workshops and Showcases

Online training resources are available at:

UNSW REDCap Clinic is a fortnightly, virtual training and discussion session, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Fridays in Microsoft Teams. The first hour will be a topical training session, followed by a Q&A discussion session where anyone can bring questions. Please refer to the schedule below and check browser requirements here:

Any staff or student with REDCap inquiries can bring their problems to the Hacky Hour, 3-4 pm every Thursday at Penny Lane Café. 

Date Event name Join
12 July 2019 UNSW REDCap Clinic (Introductory Overview for Beginners) Info
26 July 2019 UNSW REDCap Clinic (Surveys) Info
09 Aug 2019 UNSW REDCap Clinic (Introductory Overview for Beginners) Info
23 Aug 2019 UNSW REDCap Clinic (Longitudinal projects) Info
06 Sep 2019 UNSW REDCap Clinic (Introductory Overview for Beginners) Info
20 Sep 2019 UNSW REDCap Clinic (Conditional Logic) Info
04 Oct 2019 UNSW REDCap Clinic (Introductory Overview for Beginners) Info
15 Nov 2019 UNSW REDCap Clinic (TBC) Info
29 Nov 2019 UNSW REDCap Clinic (Introductory Overview for Beginners) Info
13 Dec 2019 UNSW REDCap Clinic (TBC) Info


Online Resources

In REDCap, you will find great resources including Help & FAQ and Training VideosThese links are also available at the top of each UNSW REDCap page. 

For UNSW REDCap User Guide, please go to the website: You will be asked to log in with your zID credentials to access the PDF version of the guide. If you are a contractor at UNSW, your zID credentials may not work on the page. Please make a request to your UNSW sponsor to access the page and send you the document. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add a user to my project?

NOTE: the user that you wish to add to your project must already have a UNSW REDCap account. Having valid zID does not mean you automatically have a REDCap account. Only once on logs in to REDCap with zID credentials for the first time the account is generated in the system.

  1. Once the user has a REDCap account, you can go to your project --> User Rights --> Start to type the user's name or zID
  2. Select the right user as they appear in the dropdown options
  3. Click "Add with custom rights"
  4. Modify the custom privileges
  5. Click "Add user". 

For more step-by-step instructions, please refer to the following screen recording.


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Contact us

For consultations on the suitability of this platform for your research and functional support, please contact us: