OpenSpecimen – REDCap Integration

OpenSpecimen can be integrated with REDCap (or other EDCs like OpenClinica) to eliminate manual data entry and query data across the two systems. The plugin is currently used by many customers.


Productivity: Save time and avoid human errors in doing duplicate data entries

Powerful queries: Find specimens and participants using integrated queries across datasets from OpenSpecimen and REDCap

SpecimenCatalog: Include REDCap data in the SpecimenCatalog


Using the integration plugin, you can link a REDCap Project with its corresponding OpenSpecimen Collection Protocol. Once integrated, the plugin will pull Participant and Visit from REDCap at regular configurable intervals (e.g. 5 mins, hourly, nightly, etc). It can also pull any clinical data in REDCap’s instruments.

Now that all the data is pulled into OpenSpecimen, you can use the Query module to search for specimens of interest.

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About REDCap

REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data (including 21 CFR Part 11, FISMA, and HIPAA-compliant environments), it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations. The REDCap Consortium, a vast support network of collaborators, is composed of thousands of active institutional partners in over one hundred countries who utilize and support REDCap in various ways.

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