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Castor EDC

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The top-rated EDC system in the world *EDC + ePRO + eConsent

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Castor EDC Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Castor EDC FAQs

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

Castor EDC has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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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

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Q. What languages does Castor EDC support?

Castor EDC supports the following languages:
English, Dutch

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Q. Does Castor EDC offer an API?

Yes, Castor EDC has an API available for use.

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Q. What level of support does Castor EDC offer?

Castor EDC offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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Castor EDC product 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.

Key benefits of using 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support

Training options

Videos
Live Online
In Person
Documentation
Webinars

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Castor EDC features

Functionality

4.4

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Total features

36

3 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Data Import/Export
Document Management
21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
Access Controls/Permissions
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Clinical Study Management

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Castor EDC users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

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130

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.2/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Overall experience with Castor is extremely positive. I think the customer support has been great and I really enjoy the company.
Easy data download process, great interface, and very affordable compared to the other EDC systems out there.
Very positive and would definitely recommend if given the opportunity.
Cons
The randomization is only in blocks and there is no other options for randomization which is a little problematic with a small group trials.
For advanced users, there is no accessibility to more powerfull programming to manipulate the platform. The image/file upload feature is very restricted in file size.
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.

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Arick W.

Clinical Research Associate

Biotechnology, 11-50 employees

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Affordable EDC with Multifunctional Capabilities

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Arick W.: My name is Arick, and I'm a clinical research associate. I would give Castor a 5 out of 5 stars....

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Medical Practice, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Really intuitive

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Really easy to use, very intuitive. In multicentre trials with lots of collaborators involved you need a software with those characteristics so that collaborators won't have problems. The online platform works really well and fast.

Cons

There are some things that need to be solved to save time, when giving access to collaborators, at least in trials with many users.

Vendor response

Hello, Thank you for your positive review! The intuitiveness of the system is one of our top priorities, so we're happy that's your main feedback. Regarding the study access, we do offer user management as an additional service for larger studies. Please contact us if this would be of interest for your future studies. Best regards, Elena Kochova, MD Customer Success Manager

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Reza I.

Hospital & Health Care, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Castor - a modern data entry tool for research

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use Castor for two studies, one of which is a long-term multicentre study. I have designed these studies in Castor and am very happy with the product.

Pros

Castor is easy to use. In designing studies, I like how variables and answers are easily created, and that answers can be re-used for multiple variables. I also really appreciate the feature to have a variable depend on a (hidden) calculation. In using that feature, I have found that https://www.castoredc.com/tools/calculation-helper/ is a great way of testing your calculations are syntactically correct....

Cons

Getting to know Castor takes a bit of time, but it is very helpful to be aware of the structure of Castor, which allows you to fully utilise its potential.

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Joshua P.

Medical Devices, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Review of Castor

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

- Ease of Programming. I don't have any programming experience, but I was able to build out the whole EDC database by myself, just watching the tutorial videos and explanations on the Castor website. - Responsive Support. Mainly interacted with Customer Support leads, but as a whole was impressed that the support team took our issues seriously and followed through to conclusion. - Low Price. Honestly, likely too low of a price for the value. Others in the field are something like 10x what you are charging, or far more. - User Interface. I like the changes made recently. Really opens up the screen.

Cons

- Loading Time. This may be down to how I organized my Study with lots of repeated measures and a long architecture. But it takes a good 30-60 seconds to load up an individual Subject, and then 10 seconds or so to switch fields sometimes, most notably when I'm trying to dig through Reports. - Single Dependencies. Likely it would overcomplicate the programming, but being able to have more than 1 Dependency for an item would be useful. Only in a small percentage of cases, so the vast majority a single Dependency was sufficient. A like-to-have, not a need-to-have.

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Lisa M.

Pharmaceuticals, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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High-quality, compliant and affordable EDC

Reviewed 4 years ago

Very positive. It's a compliant, easy to use, intuitive system that is affordable.

Pros

After a quick initial learning curve the system is easy to build out without having someone on staff that is an IT expert. Our clinical study managers are able to build out each study with little to no help from Castor. The database is easy to use by both clinical sites and sponsors. The company continues to improve the features of the system and provide webcasts to review the changes and answer user questions. The value can't be beat. As an early-stage start up company we are happy to have found a high-quality compliant system we can afford.

Cons

The one feature we feel is lacking is the ability of an investigator to "batch approve" once they have reviewed the data. It is labor intensive to approve each study visit and each record generated. Other systems provide this ability and investigator's expect this from all systems.

Vendor response

Dear Lisa, Thank you for the positive review and for outlining all the aspects of our system that we pride ourselves on! We indeed offer regular webinars, help from our support team, and an extensive online manual with the aim that every user creates a database on their own in no time! Bulk actions is a good point, definitely something we are working on (for records, reports, and surveys!). We are also doing a make-over of the entire navigation in Castor in order to improve the design and intuitiveness of the system and to make that learning curve even steeper! Thank you for the 5 stars! Elena Kochova, MD Customer Success Manager

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Rosaline v.

Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Castor EDC - user friendly, with lots of options and a great helpdesk

Reviewed 3 years ago

Before they were using Castor EDC in this hospital, not everyone was working GCP-proof. With Castor EDC, they do. Benefits are that I can re-use some of the previously created eCRFs, which saves a lot of time and promotes standardization of databases.

Pros

The software is user friendly, and it is clear that (medical) researchers were involved in the development of the software - which is very convenient. The software offers a lot of options, so users can design their own eCRF and databases. The manual offer a lot of information if you do not know you to create something you have in mind. Moreover, the helpdesk is Always very quick in responding to your questions. What I also appreciate is that Castor EDC is open for any suggestions for improvement.

Cons

I do miss some options that I appreciated a lot while working with other similar software (in other hospitals). However, a pro is that I have mentioned those to the helpdesk and either they responded that they will incorporate them in future, or put them on a whish list, or they provided me a kind of work around. Unfortunately, not all the options I appreciated in the other software will be incorporated.

Vendor response

Dear Rosaline, Thank you for your review - we are indeed focused on compliance and data standardization, so thank you for pointing that out. We are developing Castor continuously so we hope that the features you are missing will be there soon! In the meantime, please do continue to give us feedback. Best, Elena

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