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DU REDCap Support

Giving project members permissions to view and/or edit your REDCap project

In your Project Menu, which should appear on the left-hand side of every project page, look in the Applications section for link to the "User Rights" page.

When you start typing in the "Add new users" box, account holders names should automatically appear.

  • If you don't see the username you want, check that the user has been granted access to REDCap, and that the user has logged into their new account at least once.

"Adding with custom rights" versus "Assigning a user to a role"

  • If you have a large project team, you can create a user roles such as "Data Entry Person" and assign rights to that role once, rather than assigning rights individually to a large number of users.

Examples of rights you can assign to project members:

  • If you want to make someone a project administrator, give them the power to modify user rights.
  • If someone is only entering data and shouldn't be modifying data, restrict their rights so that they can only create records.  


  • If you created a REDCap project, you automatically have administrator rights for that particular project. You have the power to modify user rights, so you can grant yourself and others more rights as needed.