About MACRO

MACRO is a cloud-based electronic data capture solution designed for clinical researchers enabling them to gather subject data for analysis with data management, integrity, and compliance. The solution is compliant with ICH Good Clinical Practice and comes with functionalities such as audit log, audit trail, and annual user groups.

Primary features of MACRO include SLA response, double time stamp, offline data entry, alerts, reminders, remote data entry, eSignatures, database locks, drag-and-drop form design, system activity monitoring, and more. The platform provides integrated technology for protection during data transfer through digital signatures and socket layer encryption. Plus, MACRO features functionalities including page layouts, built-in libraries, visual status overview, multiple export formats and data archives.

The solution integrates with third-party applications such as MedDra to perform source data and data clarification processes. MACRO supports all types of clinical trials from Phase one to Phase four comprising large multinational trails and single sites.

Key benefits of MACRO

•MACRO comes with conditional activation of questions, visits, and forms that helps users’ calculations, derivations and more.

•The platform helps researchers include attachments and clinical response coding by allowing standard question types and normal ranges of laboratory.

•MACRO lets users monitor system activity by specifying properties of password such as minimum length, changing and assigning.

•The solution enables users to research in multiple formats including SAS, CSV, SPSS, STATA, and more.

•MACRO comes with visual status overview that helps users with automatic calculation of values, remote data entry and reminders.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States, Germany

Supported Languages

English

Images

Primary dashboard including details such as documents, security reports, studies and updates
Study definition interface with question definitions, document details and validation type
Schedule of study comprising visit date, inclusion criteria, study medication, physical measurement and more
Inclusion criteria with information such as subject number, initials, diseases, events and more
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MACRO screenshot: Primary dashboard including details such as documents, security reports, studies and updates MACRO screenshot: Study definition interface with question definitions, document details and validation type MACRO screenshot: Schedule of study comprising visit date, inclusion criteria, study medication, physical measurement and more MACRO screenshot: Inclusion criteria with information such as subject number, initials, diseases, events and more

Features

Total features of MACRO: 29

  • API
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Built-In Database
  • CRF Tracking
  • Client Portal
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Library
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Verification
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Imaging
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Alerts
  • FDA Compliance
  • Forms Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Offline Access
  • Product Data Management
  • Question Library
  • Remote Access
  • SLA Management
  • Security Auditing
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,2 /5
(11)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
3,7/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A good solution for a new clinical trials unit

Reviewed on 2019/03/06

We use MACRO for all of our CTU studies. It is reliable, secure and easy to use. It has worked well...

We use MACRO for all of our CTU studies. It is reliable, secure and easy to use. It has worked well for us.

Pros

Good training course (initial and advanced). We use the hosted service (software as a service) which meant we didn’t need IT personnel to install and support it.

The MACRO support team have been very helpful with quick response times.

Cons

Functionality could be improved. There are a few work-arounds required, particularly with the hosted service.

Response from Elsevier

Thank you for the five star review! It¿s great to hear that MACRO is working so well for you.
We are especially happy to hear that you found our support team helpful and responsive as we place great importance on helping people get the most out of MACRO.

As for the hosted service, we know there are improvements to be made and we are looking forward to the release of the next major version of MACRO which is being designed from scratch as a fully hosted system.

Many thanks,
Helen Harbord | Technical Writer

Paulin A.
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

MACRO experience Germany

Reviewed on 2019/02/27

would recommend
but very expensive for smaller companys

would recommend
but very expensive for smaller companys

Pros

very clear
great and fast support
extensive trainings
many features and possibilities

Cons

expenses
missing opportunities such as randomisation and Evaluation of data directly
Laboratory possibilities are limited and cumbersome
changing live eCRF cumbersome
Copying cumbersome
scrolling in the backend on an eForm not possible
no possibility for online Training of eCRF developers

Response from Elsevier

Dear Paulin,

Thank you for your review of MACRO. We are pleased to hear that you benefited from the training and support as we are keen to ensure that our users feel comfortable and confident when using the system.

You might be interested to know that we are developing some online training modules for the next major version of MACRO as this is a common request. We will also be improving many features such as the ability to easily copy questions, forms and visits.

Thanks again,
Helen Harbord | Technical Writer

Babatunde O.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Feature Remarks

Reviewed on 2019/02/27

A very complex patient management is being developed and the have been some good feature...

A very complex patient management is being developed and the have been some good feature implementations but there are instances where much more is desired in terms of identifiable limitations when compared to other mainstream online applications.

Pros

Familiar online data capture interface

Cons

There is need for a lot of dynamism with the interface, possibly with the introduction of features for hiding objects/or controls and collapsing dead space rather than just deactivating them and keeping them in view of the users.

It is vital for users to be able to deactivate and unneeded eForm or visits, at the moment this is not the case. Any eForm or Visit activated in error cannot be returned to its inactive state, littering the study with irrelevant form(s)/ visit(s).

Sarah L.
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Macro for end users

Reviewed on 2019/02/27

We are working on our units first electronic Trial CRF, the process is going well and impressed...

We are working on our units first electronic Trial CRF, the process is going well and impressed what can be achieved through working with Elsevier programming/design

Pros

Pros - Easy to view patient visit schedule, clearly visible warnings and data queries

Cons

Cons - unless you have programmers available then reporting functionality is limited/ no way to blank pages from a top level when they are created/saved in error.

Response from Elsevier

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for your five star review of MACRO! It¿s great to hear that your first electronic trial is going well and we are delighted to be a part of it.

You might be interested to know that one of our upcoming features is a new Data Reporter tool which allows you to create and save simple to complex data searches via a set of filters, so no programming required. And once a search has been created it can be used by other members of the team. I hope you will find this a useful tool.

Many thanks,
Helen Harbord | Technical Writer

Maria teresa G.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Revier for MACRO

Reviewed on 2019/02/27

With the installation of MACRO, we have been able to provide a robust EDC solution to our...

With the installation of MACRO, we have been able to provide a robust EDC solution to our researchers who needed a software to collect the clinical data of clinical trials.

Pros

It is easy to use for both programmers and end users

Cons

One of the cons I find is you can only access the design modules through a vpn directly to the servers where the program was installed and can not be accessed via web as other edc programs allow.

Response from Elsevier

Dear Maria,

Thank you for your positive review of MACRO. We are happy to hear that you find it robust and easy to use.

We understand your frustration at the lack of an online design module and are pleased to tell you that the next major version of MACRO will be entirely web-based. This means that your team will be able to perform all tasks online including setting up and designing studies, as well as collecting and reviewing subject data.

Kind regards,
Helen Harbord | Technical Writer

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MACRO FAQs

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MACRO offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Contact Elsevier for pricing details.

MACRO offers the following features:

  • Audit Trail
  • CRF Tracking
  • Data Verification
  • Document Imaging
  • Forms Management
  • Remote Capture

MACRO has the following typical customers:

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

MACRO supports the following languages:

English

We do not have any information about what devices MACRO supports

We do not have any information about what integrations MACRO has

MACRO offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials

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