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

Cost

Starting from
EUR 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
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Dutch, English

Screenshots

Castor EDC screenshot: Castor EDC allows users to define the phases and steps of their study
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 Reviews

Castor EDC Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
71

Very good
33

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.


Maarten C.

Good product, best service and easy to use


Claudio I.

Castor EDC is easy to use


Alexandra K.

Affordable and Reliable EDC System

Overall experience with Castor is extremely positive. I think the customer support has been great and I really enjoy the company!


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

Great online program for study

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 18/10/2019
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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

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 18/10/2019
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Maarten C.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 10,001+ Employees

Good product, best service and easy to use

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 04/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The structure is intuïtive, solid and runs smoothly which is very important for multicenter research. It helped me significantly in my work as project manager of an international multicenter RCT.

Cons

There are still options for improvement, such as a reminder for participating researchers of a coming deadline for a study visit (but Castor may have added this feature since I last used it).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

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

Castor EDC is easy to use

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 28/08/2019
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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Alexandra K.
Industry: Medical Devices
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Affordable and Reliable EDC System

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 01/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience with Castor is extremely positive. I think the customer support has been great and I really enjoy the company!

Pros

It's really easy setting up the data collection process for your study. I love how you can play around with setting up a study (test study) so you can learn and implement that best data collection process for your study. The customization is great. It's also a great tool for small companies because of the price! Castor also does not charge you until your study goes live, which takes a lot of pressure off of the set up time, which is ultimately the longest and most difficult part when getting started with an EDC system--this gives you time to review with your team.

Cons

I wish there was a "save select data export" feature, where you can customize specific data fields to export, save, and re-download them at a later time instead of manually having to customize the fields again. The tutorial/help videos for setting up the study were mostly helpful, but I didn't use many features because of the lack of clarity in how to implement or the purpose of certain data fields. I think a better explanation (or even examples) as to what a "Repeated Measures" function as opposed to a "Add Report" function, for example.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9.2/10
Based on 106 user ratings
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Castor EDC Pricing

Castor EDC Pricing

Starting from
EUR 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 106 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
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Quote Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
4.4/5
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

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: EUR 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:

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