About 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.

Key benefits of Castor EDC

● 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.

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Dutch, English

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

Features

Total features of Castor EDC: 44

  • 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Backup
  • CRF Tracking
  • Clinical Study Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Verification
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Signature
  • Distributed Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Imaging
  • Document Management
  • EMR/EHR
  • Electronic Data Capture
  • Electronic Signature
  • Forms Management
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Metadata Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Location
  • Patient Management
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Progress Tracking
  • Randomization
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Data Capture
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Summary Reports
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Trial Design
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(116)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,4/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Remco H.
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  • Industry: Medical Practice
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great online program for study

Reviewed on 2019/10/18

Good online service. Very helpfull for my Study

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

Helen M.
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Light touch system

Reviewed on 2021/02/18

Easy set up for a simple study, including simple sales experience
Our biggest headache has been...

Easy set up for a simple study, including simple sales experience
Our biggest headache has been with slowness of the system, though some of that is because hospital IT departments have a "go slow" on any non-critical website. We've solved the issue by providing alternative routes to connect to the internet. However, it is still occasionally reported as being slow to update a page when SDV / sign off being captured.

Pros

Not overly complicated design and user interface for non-drug trials
Easy set up, especially of internal data checks
Nested forms (records)
Visual cleanliness
Globally based servers

Cons

Users report it being "clunky" and slow to update pages. This is more noticeable towards the end of the day (don't know if that is numbers of people using the system, or a reflection of having been working on it for several hours)
It is not possible to filter on data within reports (as you can with records), nor run queries within the system (to find out how many patients have been diagnosed with a specific condition, captured in a report, I have to extract data for all patients, and clean it up in excel before I can run a simple count/filter function.
The stats page doesn't allow scrolling, which means I often loose half the information
User experience of using the system across different smart phones is variable

Response from Castor

Hi Helen,

Many thanks for your detailed review! Regarding the slowness issue - this is of course not expected behavior - while we have sometimes seen issues with hospital systems using outdated browsers, firewalls or slow networks, it would be good if we can identify the route cause and find a solution. So please reach out to our support team to further investigate this together!

In addition, we will be working on improved reporting in the coming period, so stay tuned!

Best regards,
Elena Kochova, MD
Sr. Customer Success Manager

Claudio I.
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Castor EDC is easy to use

Reviewed on 2019/08/28

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

Andreas M.
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

My favorite eCRF platform so far

Reviewed on 2021/02/15

Using Castor EDC for a medical device clinical investigation.

Using Castor EDC for a medical device clinical investigation.

Pros

The tool was easy to learn thanks to a few, short instructional tutorials and a great FAQ. I enjoyed the great level of control when building forms, and even managed to do some coding - and to test that code to make sure it really worked. The user interface has a modern look compared to many other EDCs. The smooth two-factor authentication is a plus.

Cons

Some building blocks are a bit limited in how they can be used. For example, some can't be set as "required", so one has to create additional fields to achieve the same result.

Sanne A.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Very nice software, with future possibilities

Reviewed on 2019/10/18

When designing the study in castor, you learn a lot of functionalities that might come in handy for...

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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Castor EDC FAQs

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Castor EDC offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free, 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.

We do not have any information about Castor EDC features

Castor EDC has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Castor EDC supports the following languages:

Dutch, English

Castor EDC supports the following devices:

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

Castor EDC offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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