Castor EDC Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Castor EDC

The top-rated EDC system in the world (EDC + ePRO + eCOA)

4.64/5 (98 reviews)

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.

Pricing

Starting from
€150/year
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

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

Castor EDC reviews

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Bill Haack

Easy to use and well designed

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-05-02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We are a small start-up company and the task of setting up our study fell on me, a person with absolutely no experience with EDC systems. After doing a little research we selected Castor EDC because it seemed easy to use and the price was right for us. Castor EDC has been everything we've hoped it would be. It is easy to learn and set-up. Our study sites have liked it and found it very easy to use. It is feature complete doing everything we have wanted to do. One concern we had was that the company has no US-based support and we are on the West coast. As such, getting support in real-time is really not an option. I was also concerned about possible language barriers. Those initial concerns have not materialized to be realities. On the three occasions I have required support, I have received it within 24 hours, via email. Each time the answer I received was complete and they addressed my question on the first response. Overall, we are very satisfied.

Cons
I have two fairly nit picky issues: 1. Setting up user rights is a bit clunky. It is very flexible, which I love, but a bit clunky. 2. Dependencies and validations are limited to a single field and the logic is very limited. On the plus side, one can work around those limitations with hidden calculations.

Response from Castor


Hi Bill,

Thank you so much for you review. We are very happy to be able to help your business with such an important element of your journey towards getting Alibrex to market. I will be in touch soon for a personal introduction.

Please know, while not immediate, we do plan to redesign the validation and dependency builder. In the mean time, as you mentioned, multi-variate edit checks and dependencies can be scripted using calculation fields.

Derk Arts, MD PhD
CEO Castor EDC

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rosaline van den Berg

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Castor


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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kees vdW

Excellent EDC and easy to use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Georgina Cunningham

Great database software!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-22
Review Source: Capterra

Very positive

Pros
Very easy and user friendly to set up with a great support team. Much more affordable than previous databases we have used.

Cons
Nothing- I really can't fault it. Highly recommend

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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CLAUDIO IANNACONE

Castor EDC is easy to use

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-28
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

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Castor EDC pricing

Starting from
€150/year
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Free trial
Subscription
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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

API
Data Import/Export
Reminders

Accounting Integration (96 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (155 other apps)
Activity Tracking (96 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (121 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (134 other apps)
Calendar Management (101 other apps)
Customer Database (85 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (112 other apps)
Document Management (90 other apps)
Electronic Payments (110 other apps)
Inventory Management (128 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (99 other apps)
Invoice Management (126 other apps)
Quote Management (86 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (189 other apps)
Search Functionality (101 other apps)
Third Party Integration (120 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Castor EDC

Key features of Castor EDC

  • Study structure definintion
  • Advanced validation options and limits
  • Field dependencies
  • Advanced calculations
  • Unlimited data points
  • Data autosave
  • Stratified weighted randomization
  • Study progress
  • Direct data validation
  • Adverse event (AE) reports
  • Field comments
  • Full GCP compliance
  • Full 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
  • HIPAA Compliant servers
  • GDPR Compliant
  • Servers in NL, UK, US, DE
  • Full audit trail
  • Four backups per day
  • Reasons for changes
  • Electronic case report form (eCRF) construction
  • Using R and R Shiny
  • Servers in US, NL, DE, UK
  • Multi-center
  • Progress per patient
  • Patient record removal or blockage
  • Collected information summaries
  • Using Google Authenticator
  • Coding metadata
  • Ongoing pentests to maintain security
  • Data import and export
  • Full API access, integrate with your apps!
  • Unlimited data fields
  • Role-based access management
  • Patient surveys
  • Electronic signing
  • Advanced query management
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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.