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The REDCap Report FY22

REDCap Report FY22

Since REDCap’s first pilot project at Mass General Brigham in 2009, the program has now over 33,000 projects and steadily growing.

Since REDCap’s first pilot project at Mass General Brigham (MGB) in 2009, the program has now over 33,000 projects and steadily growing.

Total projects by Fiscal Year

Project Stats

  • In the first FY2010 of REDCap support
    • 704 new projects created
    • 219 projects moved to production
  • In FY2022
    • 5856 new projects created
New Projects by Fiscal Year


Of the FY2022 5856 new projects, 2176 projects moved into production mode to actively collect real data.



Development and Production projects by Fiscal Year



Projects by Institution

MGH (48%) and BWH (29%) are the biggest consumers of MGB REDCap.

Projects by MGB Institution


Project Types

MGB REDCap is not just for Research, although it is the best fit and highest use case at 61%.  It can be used for Quality Improvement (13%) projects, Operational Support (20%), and any MGB business or research related need.


Projects by Project Purpose Type

Project Type By Institution

Distribution of REDCap usage per institution with respect to project type. These normalized percentages show the top contributors to research, operational, quality, and other type of REDCap projects. 

Projects by Project Purpose and Institution

Number of MGB IRB Protocols

There are a total of 6,191 MGB IRB protocols using MGB REDCap to collect study data. Protocols are listed below and grouped by protocol year. Some protocols require multiple REDCap projects for data collection.


Number of MGB Protocols by Year


User Stats

REDCap’s user base is also growing steadily. Total Number of REDCap User Accounts: 42,000+  with 46.2% Active for FY22

Active Users for Fiscal Year 22


There were a total of 5799 new accounts added in FY22. There is consistent growth over time with a spike in FY2020 due to Covid and social distancing requirements.

New MGB REDCap User per Fiscal Year

Support Stats

REDCap End User Support consists of 1.25 FTE funded jointly by the Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center and MGB. Response times on average are under our service level commitment (SLC) of 2 business days.  

The MGB REDCap Support team received a median of 700 requests per month in FY22. Major process improvements in Nov 2021 helped decrease average monthly ticket volume from 1000 requests/month to 700 requests/month.  Onboarding a new FTE in Jan 2022 helped improve overall response time and support.

User Support - On time status


MGB REDCap API Support

REDCap’s API functionality is being actively used by end-users and it has recorded large amount of activity.  There are 217 active users with API access. There are on average 75,000 API calls per day.

API Usage - Rolling Weekly Average



MGB REDCap eConsent Support

The MGB REDCap eConsent Framework allows researchers to collect Informed Consent documentation electronically. It is also validate for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. There are 1,137 total eConsent Projects in MGB REDCap.

REDCap System Metrics Over Time eConsent

MGB REDCap and MGB eCare (EPIC)

REDCap’s Clinical Data Pull utilizes standard FHIR web services and MGB FHIR services to import structured data from EPIC into REDCap projects. There are 16 projects actively adjudicating EPIC data into MGB REDCap.

MGB REDCap Developer Team Support

The MGB REDCap Dev team creates, reviews and deploys External Modules (EM) to multiple REDCap instances at MGB. External Modules provide additional functionality as required per project request. Sharing to the REDCap Repository (Repo) and public MGB REDCap Repo provides additional features to REDCap Community and institutions worldwide. For FY22:

  • 17 REDCap Repo External Modules Reviewed
  • 30 New MGB External Modules Created
  • 2 MGB Custom EMs Shared to REDCap Repo



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