Castor EDC

The top-rated EDC system in the world (EDC + ePRO + eCOA)

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Castor EDC Overview

What is Castor EDC?

Castor is the top-rated Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system. Castor's solutions enable researchers to easily capture, integrate and manage data from any source. Build your study within hours leveraging pre-built templates; Integrate EMR/EHR, patient, clinical and device data (ePRO, eCOA, eCRF, eSource) on a central platform; 90% of studies in Castor are built and pass UAT in less than 4 weeks, significantly faster than industry benchmark.

Features include self-service eCRF creation (form building), ePRO (patient surveys), randomization, monitoring, easy import and export of data, EHR data importer via HL7 FHIR, API integration, audit trails and granular user management.

We are ISO27001 and ISO9001 certified, and HIPAA, GCP, 21 CFR, and GDPR compliant.

Castor EDC Overview

Pricing

Starting from
€150,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is based on study type (prospective, retrospective, or registry), number of inclusions (patients or records), study duration, number of participating centers, and any additional modules required, including randomization, patient surveys, and monitoring.

Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations.


Castor EDC Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Dutch, English

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Castor EDC includes role-based access permissions, allowing users to manage who can see or edit data
Users can create advanced calculations within forms in Castor EDC, which are immediately displayed
Advanced data validation options can be set using drop-down menus in Castor EDC
Castor EDC includes Adverse Event (AE) forms
A full audit trail is generated for all changes made in Castor EDC
Users can export data from Castor EDC in Excel, CSV, and SPSS formats
Data can be imported in Castor EDC in CSV and Excel formats
Castor EDC allows users to set field dependencies, defining conditions under which certain fields should be shown
Castor EDC presents information on patient progress per phase, step, and patient record
The patient surveys add-on in Castor EDC allows users to send out mobile-friendly surveys to patients
Castor EDC video Castor EDC screenshot: Castor EDC includes role-based access permissions, allowing users to manage who can see or edit data Castor EDC screenshot: Users can create advanced calculations within forms in Castor EDC, which are immediately displayed Castor EDC screenshot: Advanced data validation options can be set using drop-down menus in Castor EDC Castor EDC screenshot: Castor EDC includes Adverse Event (AE) forms Castor EDC screenshot: A full audit trail is generated for all changes made in Castor EDC Castor EDC screenshot: Users can export data from Castor EDC in Excel, CSV, and SPSS formats Castor EDC screenshot: Data can be imported in Castor EDC in CSV and Excel formats Castor EDC screenshot: Castor EDC allows users to set field dependencies, defining conditions under which certain fields should be shown Castor EDC screenshot: Castor EDC presents information on patient progress per phase, step, and patient record Castor EDC screenshot: The patient surveys add-on in Castor EDC allows users to send out mobile-friendly surveys to patients

Castor EDC Reviews

Castor EDC Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
75

Very good
34

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,9
98% recommended this app
Remco H.

Great online program for study

Good online service. Very helpfull for my Study


Sanne A.

Very nice software, with future possibilities

When designing the study in castor, you learn a lot of functionalities that might come in handy for future designing. However, in the beginning, it can be hard to figure out where to start. Therefore, I would recommend everyone to take a look at the tutorial videos provided by Castor. They really helped me to understand the software better.


Bastiaan H.

Making it easy to conduct large scale trials!

Data input and processing has never been able. Definitely recommend using this software!


Claudio I.

Castor EDC is easy to use


Mendy W.

Castor Database

I have had a great experience with Castor and will continue to use it in the future.


Remco H.
Industry: Medical Practice
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Great online program for study

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/10/18
Review Source: Capterra

Good online service. Very helpfull for my Study

Pros

Safe program, you can use it on every computer, at home and in the office. It was fine to use the trial version.

Cons

Some little bugs, difficult Java scripts, Not possible to changes the output file

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Sanne A.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Very nice software, with future possibilities

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/10/18
Review Source: Capterra

When designing the study in castor, you learn a lot of functionalities that might come in handy for future designing. However, in the beginning, it can be hard to figure out where to start. Therefore, I would recommend everyone to take a look at the tutorial videos provided by Castor. They really helped me to understand the software better.

Pros

The software is easy to use, and allows for multiple people to work on the same project, whilst still being able to discriminate who worked on what fields. Additionally, after some practice, it is quite simple to build up an eCRF in castor, which can be used for live data storage.

Cons

The fact that it is not able to import survey answers. We started using Castor when our study had already started. In order to store data from subjects that had already started our study, all survey answers had to be filled in manually.
Also, at this moment, Castor does not warn you when you still have a report open for a subject, it still shows up as 100% complete when all regular fields are filled in. This would be nice to change.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Bastiaan H.
Industry: Medical Practice
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Making it easy to conduct large scale trials!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/30
Review Source: Capterra

Data input and processing has never been able. Definitely recommend using this software!

Pros

The setup of a CRF within Castor EDC is intuitive, enabling us to conduct patient inclusions in a large scale trial with >600 data points within days. Due to the close collaboration between the clinical trial research unit of our academic hospital and Castor, we were able to receive optimal guidance prior to the start of the study, allowing for a smooth start up and easy data acquisition. Support by Castor employees was swift, and regular updates of the software made data input even easier. Exporting of data is super easy, allowing for quick data analysis in other environments such as R. Finally, Castor abides to all GDPR regulations, making it a safe environment to store patient data!

Cons

None! Initial "bugs" and slow server speeds were quickly addressed and improved along the way.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Claudio I.
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Castor EDC is easy to use

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Easy to build the eCRF forms as well as define the study roles and join users to the study. CRF forms can be replicated from one study to another in very easy way and faster.

Cons

The data export functionality should be improved. XML and SAS datasets formats exports should be added

Response from Castor

Hi Claudio,

Thank you for your review. We are continuously developing the product, so we would like to hear your further feedback on how to improve the data export functionality. We are at the moment considering the addition of SAS export.

Best,
Elena

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Mendy W.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Castor Database

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

I have had a great experience with Castor and will continue to use it in the future.

Pros

For somebody who is not great with computers and databases Castor was easy to use.
There are a lot of features and I would not change anything.
The Castor helpdesk was very helpful and responded very quickly when I needed help.

Cons

I had some trouble with converting Castor into SPSS but with a little help this worked great as well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,2/10
Based on 111 user ratings
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Castor EDC Pricing

Castor EDC Pricing

Starting from
€150,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is based on study type (prospective, retrospective, or registry), number of inclusions (patients or records), study duration, number of participating centers, and any additional modules required, including randomization, patient surveys, and monitoring.

Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations.

Pricing is based on study type (prospective, retrospective, or registry), number of inclusions (patients or records), study duration, number of participating centers, and any additional modules required, including randomization, patient surveys, and monitoring.

Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 111 user ratings
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Castor EDC Features

Castor EDC Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Castor EDC

Additional information for Castor EDC

Key features of Castor EDC

  • Advanced calculations
  • Advanced query management
  • Advanced validation options and limits
  • Adverse event (AE) reports
  • Coding metadata
  • Collected information summaries
  • Data autosave
  • Data import and export
  • Direct data validation
  • Electronic case report form (eCRF) construction
  • Electronic signing
  • Field comments
  • Field dependencies
  • Four backups per day
  • Full 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
  • Full API access, integrate with your apps!
  • Full GCP compliance
  • Full audit trail
  • GDPR Compliant
  • HIPAA Compliant servers
  • Multi-center
  • Ongoing pentests to maintain security
  • Patient record removal or blockage
  • Patient surveys
  • Progress per patient
  • Reasons for changes
  • Role-based access management
  • Servers in NL, UK, US, DE
  • Servers in US, NL, DE, UK
  • Stratified weighted randomization
  • Study progress
  • Study structure definintion
  • Unlimited data fields
  • Unlimited data points
  • Using Google Authenticator
  • Using R and R Shiny

Benefits

● Build a study within hours using Castor's intuitive form builder. Researchers can use and reuse CRFs from shared libraries.

● Users can define study phases and steps, select from drop-down menus of advanced data validation options, set field dependencies, and create advanced calculations to be instantly displayed within and across forms.

● There is no limit on the number of fields or data points in a study, and data is automatically saved as it is entered, with four automatic backups per day.

● Data can be imported in CSV and Excel formats, and exported as CSV, Excel, and SPSS formats for further processing or analysis.

● Full audit trail is automatically generated, with electronic signing of certain parts of forms, and explicit confirmation with reasons for any changes made.

● Monitor study health and progress through real-time reporting. Includes remote-monitoring and controlled user access with granular user rights.

● Role-based access permissions allow users to define who can see what data, with authorizations per user, institution, or form.

● 256-bit SSL encryption, strong passwords requirements, and automatic inactivity logout are designed to keep the system secure and compliant.

Castor EDC FAQs

Castor EDC FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Castor EDC.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Castor EDC offer?

Castor EDC offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: €150,00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Pricing is based on study type (prospective, retrospective, or registry), number of inclusions (patients or records), study duration, number of participating centers, and any additional modules required, including randomization, patient surveys, and monitoring. Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations.

Q. What are the main features of Castor EDC?

Castor EDC offers the following features:

  • Advanced calculations
  • Advanced query management
  • Advanced validation options and limits
  • Adverse event (AE) reports
  • Coding metadata
  • Collected information summaries
  • Data autosave
  • Data import and export
  • Direct data validation
  • Electronic case report form (eCRF) construction
  • Electronic signing
  • Field comments
  • Field dependencies
  • Four backups per day
  • Full 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
  • Full API access, integrate with your apps!
  • Full GCP compliance
  • Full audit trail
  • GDPR Compliant
  • HIPAA Compliant servers
  • Multi-center
  • Ongoing pentests to maintain security
  • Patient record removal or blockage
  • Patient surveys
  • Progress per patient
  • Reasons for changes
  • Role-based access management
  • Servers in NL, UK, US, DE
  • Servers in US, NL, DE, UK
  • Stratified weighted randomization
  • Study progress
  • Study structure definintion
  • Unlimited data fields
  • Unlimited data points
  • Using Google Authenticator
  • Using R and R Shiny

Q. Who are the typical users of Castor EDC?

Castor EDC has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Castor EDC support?

Castor EDC supports the following languages:

Dutch, English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Castor EDC offer?

Castor EDC has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Castor EDC support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Castor EDC supports

Q. What other apps does Castor EDC integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Castor EDC has

Q. What level of support does Castor EDC offer?

Castor EDC offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials