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Castor EDC

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

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Castor EDC Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Castor EDC product overview

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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

Webinars
In Person
Documentation
Videos
Live Online

Castor EDC pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

118

Price starts from

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Castor EDC features

Functionality

4.4

/5

118
Total Features44 3 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Access Controls/Permissions
Electronic Signature
Remote Monitoring & Management
Document Imaging
Metadata Management

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Castor EDC users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

118

Positive reviews

98%

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

5

4

3

2

1

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2

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0

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

AK

Alexandra K.

Easy data download process, great interface, and very affordable compared to the other EDC systems out there.

Arick W.

Very positive and would definitely recommend if given the opportunity.

LC

Laura C.

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.

VD

Vera D.

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.

BO

Baptiste O.

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.

AM

Andreas M.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

Affordable EDC with Multifunctional Capabilities

Reviewed 4 months 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....

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great online program for study

Reviewed 2 years ago

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 recommend8/10

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Light touch system

Reviewed 7 months ago

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

Vendor response

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

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Castor EDC is easy to use

Reviewed 2 years ago
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

Vendor response

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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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Castor EDC: perfect for data capturing when performing clinical studies

Reviewed 2 months ago

I used Castor EDC for several medical research projects, to store medical data from hundreds of patients under care at several hospitals. I very much enjoyed working with Castor EDC. The program is now adapted by our hospital as main data capture program.

Pros

There are many great features about Castor EDC. The most important ones: - The product is extremely easy-to-use; everyone can work with it, the functions of the program are very intuitive. Therefore, the product can be used in clinical trials for data input by different researchers without a intensive and/or long training period. - Castor EDC is very easy to customize to a specific setting; several data structures can be created and different forms of information can be stored. Thanks to this adaptibility, I was able to use Castor for several of my research projects. - data transfer to data-analyzing programs is very easy - Castor customer support is very good; every time I encountered a problem, I got a quick reply and customer support offered handy solutions every time.

Cons

There are no features that I miss about this program, or things that I would like to see improved.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent EDC and easy to use

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Easy to use, manage and build. Multiple users can easlily work in a case-by-case EDC. Setting authorizations is easy and feedback can be given by means of queries. Data export is easy and complete.

Cons

It tends to get slower over time due to pilled up logs which are logged on the background and can be cleared by the team of castor.

Castor EDC FAQs and common questions

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


Castor EDC has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Castor EDC supports the following languages:
English, Dutch


Yes, Castor EDC has an API available for use.


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

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