Each Illinois REDCap project must have a PI, as defined by the Campus Administrative Manual, who is the responsible party for the project. A PI may also designate a Project Administrator, such as a lab manager or research coordinator, to fulfill day-to-day responsibilities within and pertaining to the Illinois REDCap system.

All users who wish to access REDCap must first obtain a University of Illinois Identification Number (UIN), NetID, and illinois.edu email account. A Principal Investigator (or designated Project Administrator) working with non-Illinois (i.e., external) collaborators may obtain the necessary credentials for each non-Illinois collaborator by following these steps:

  • Complete the Request for UIN form
  • Email the completed form to icardhelp@illinois.edu to obtain the UIN
  • Email consult@illinois.edu to request a NetID and @illinois.edu Microsoft Exchange account for email services
  • After receiving the NetID and illinois.edu email account, the non-Illinois collaborator can follow the steps outlined below

Steps to access Illinois REDCAP

1.   Submit the Illinois REDCap user request form

2.   Complete the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training (see Required Training)

3.   Email your HIPAA training certificate to redcap-admin@illinois.edu

4.   Verify your enrollment or enroll in two-factor authentication (2FA)

5.   Log in to Illinois REDCap

6.   Complete REDCap training (see Required Training)

At this time, access to Illinois REDCap is provided at no cost to Illinois Principal Investigators (PIs) and their collaborators. Project build services are also available for a fee. The Illinois REDCap Service Model provides information about the responsibilities of the IHSI REDCap Team and REDCap users.


Illinois REDCap is administered by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI) and powered by Research IT, Technology Services, with education and training support from the University Library