MyCap Paper

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 Publication

Overview Materials

Learn about the basic purpose, workflow, and Android versus iOS capabilities of MyCap. This overview also includes basic steps to get started with MyCap.

MyCap Overview Video (~55 mins)

MyCap One-Pager

This brief one-pager includes information about MyCap’s core features, best instances to utilize MyCap, and examples of how MyCap has previously been used.

User Guide

Gain in-depth tips and tricks for when to use MyCap and how to customize it to meet your unique project needs. This user guide includes instructions on utilizing MyCap’s many capabilities such as setting up active tasks, adding participants, preserving the security of your data, and more.

Getting Started Quick Guide

Use this guide to walk you through establishing your MyCap Project – from creating the project in REDCap to tailoring your task/survey schedule, project themes, and adding participants.

How Participants Join Projects Quick Guide

Every participant requires a unique QR code before they can join a MyCap project. There are three distinct methods for generating and disseminating this code. This quick guide showcases these strategies and information on code usage.

MyCap Decision Tree

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

How to Customize Your Project

Learn about all of the ways you can customize your MyCap project from custom themes to info pages and more.

Scheduling Tasks in MyCap

Read through this guide to learn how to configure your tasks, set your task schedule, utilize active tasks, and more.

Using the Baseline Date in MyCap

By default, MyCap tasks are scheduled based on participant’s install date. However, check out this Quick Guide if you want to set tasks to recur on a “baseline date” instead (e.g., date of discharge, surgery date) instead. This guide includes information about how to turn the baseline date on, how to schedule tasks, FAQs, and more.

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