MyCap Decision Tree

Are you interested in using MyCap for a project? Use the MyCap Decision Tree to help determine whether MyCap or another REDCap platform would be well-suited for you.

MyCap Publication

MyCap: a flexible and configurable platform for mobilizing the participant voice provides an overview of the MyCap platform, our development process, utilization metrics, and use case summaries from a range of institutions. Click below to read the paper and make sure to cite us if you are writing up your use case!

MyCap Resources for Participants

Consider sharing the MyCap Participant Guide (or MyCap Classic Participant Guide) with your participants to help orient them to the appropriate MyCap app. Participants will learn what MyCap is, how to join your project via QR code or dynamic link, and how to navigate the app.

MyCap Overview Materials

MyCap One-Pager – Read about MyCap’s core features, when to use MyCap, and former MyCap use cases.

MyCap Overview Slides – Learn about the basic purpose, workflow, and Android versus iOS capabilities of MyCap.

MyCap Overview Video – Watch this video to learn about the MyCap Mobile App and when to use it (~4 min).

MyCap Feature Grid – Check out this resource to learn which features are available for MyCap Classic versus MyCap (released September 2023).

Manuals, Quick Guides (QG), & Other Materials

In November 2022, the MyCap External Module (EM) was integrated into the REDCap core code (REDCap version 13.0). MyCap features and functionality are the same, but the user interface differs depending whether you are using the EM or REDCap to configure MyCap for your project.


Traditional Projects

(Minimum REDCap v13.0.0+ required)

Longitudinally-Enabled Projects with Defined Events

(Minimum REDCap v13.10.0+ required; v14.3.0+ for repeating events)
Overview MyCap Help
Migrating Projects from the EM into MyCap in REDCap Video (~20 Mins)
Directing Participants to the New MyCap App
Getting Started Getting Started QG – Traditional Projects
Using MyCap on Traditional Projects Video (~13 mins)
Getting Started QG – Longitudinal Projects
Using MyCap on Longitudinal Projects Video (~7 mins)
MyCap Tasks & Scheduling Scheduling Tasks QG – Traditional Projects Scheduling Tasks QG – Longitudinal Projects
Baseline Date Using the Baseline Date QG
Customize Your Project MyCap App Design QG
App Design Video (~6 mins)
Participant Management Participant Management QG
Participant Management Video (~12 mins)

Install MyCap for Android v7

MyCap v1.9.0 increased the minimum version of Android to 8.0. If you need to run MyCap on an older version of Android you will need to install MyCap v1.8.1.

  1. On your Android device, go to Settings
  2. Tap Security
  3. Under Device administration, toggle Unknown sources on
  4. Download the MyCap v1.8.1 Android APK