For administering surveys for administrative, clinical, operational, research, and other purposes, Weill Cornell has multiple web-based tools available to faculty, staff, and students. Using both Qualtrics and REDCap, members of the Weill Cornell community can build and deploy web-based survey forms to capture anonymous responses as well as sensitive data compliant with federal privacy and security regulations. ITS offers guidance on which survey tool to use for a particular project.
Qualtrics, an industry leading survey tool, is available to all Weill Cornell Medicine faculty, staff, and students for use. Qualtrics offers powerful yet easy to use functionality to create, launch, and manage surveys. It is recommended for web-based data collection for most Weill Cornell Medicine business.
REDCap Survey offers many of the same functions as Qualtrics, but with enhanced support for managing identifying data about survey subjects. It is recommended for research studies, particularly those that collect PII or PHI. REDCap Survey is offered through the Weill Cornell Medicine CTSC.
Cost and Fees
There is no cost for using Qualtrics or REDCap for qualified institutional users.
Surveys created in Qualtrics or REDCap are subject to multiple Weill Cornell Medicine policies. These include, but are not limited to:
- 11.01 - Responsible Use of Information Technology Resources
- 11.03 - Data Classification
- 11.07 - Copyright Infringement Policy
- All HIPAA policies, including 3.1 through 3.22 and 14.01 through 14.14.
Users creating surveys that are part of human subjects research are responsible for acquiring and maintaining all necessary Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals, including informed consent forms. For information on IRB processes, please consult the Office of Research Integrity.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I request a new REDCap Project?
You can create a new project directly in REDCap via the + New Project tab. You will be able to access the new project immediately after answering a few short questions. Within 24 hours after creating a new project, you will receive an email from email@example.com with a link to a survey asking for more detailed project information. You will have up to six weeks to complete this survey.
Are there fees associated with using REDCap?
REDCap is available free of charge for research studies, but services such as SUPER REDCap and other projects with sophisticated needs may require financial support from Investigators.
Where can I learn how to use REDCap? How I request training for REDCap?
You can register for a REDCap User Training Workshop on the home page of REDCap after you have logged in. There are training workshops for beginner and advanced users. For WCM users, you can request individual training from the REDCap Additional Services Request form.