Castor EDC Features

Castor EDC

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

4.66/5 (119 reviews)

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21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
CRF Tracking
Clinical Study Management
Configurable Workflow
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Storage Management
Data Synchronization
Data Verification
Data Visualization
Digital Signature
Distributed Capture
Document Classification
Document Imaging
Document Management
Document Storage
Double Data Entry
Drag & Drop
EMR/EHR
Electronic Data Capture
Electronic Signature
Forms Management
HIPAA Compliant
Inventory Management
Metadata Management
Mobile Signature Capture
Monitoring
Multi-Language
Patient Management
Patient Monitoring
Progress Tracking
Randomization
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Remote Data Capture
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
Scheduling
Secure Data Storage
Surveys & Feedback
Third Party Integrations
Trial Design
Visual Analytics
Web Forms
Workflow Management
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21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
CRF Tracking
Clinical Study Management
Configurable Workflow
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Storage Management
Data Synchronization
Data Verification
Data Visualization
Digital Signature
Distributed Capture
Document Classification
Document Imaging
Document Management
Document Storage
Double Data Entry
Drag & Drop
EMR/EHR
Electronic Data Capture
Electronic Signature
Forms Management
HIPAA Compliant
Inventory Management
Metadata Management
Mobile Signature Capture
Monitoring
Multi-Language
Patient Management
Patient Monitoring
Progress Tracking
Randomization
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Remote Data Capture
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
Scheduling
Secure Data Storage
Surveys & Feedback
Third Party Integrations
Trial Design
Visual Analytics
Web Forms
Workflow Management
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21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
CRF Tracking
Clinical Study Management
Configurable Workflow
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Storage Management
Data Synchronization
Data Verification
Data Visualization
Digital Signature
Distributed Capture
Document Classification
Document Imaging
Document Management
Document Storage
Double Data Entry
Drag & Drop
EMR/EHR
Electronic Data Capture
Electronic Signature
Forms Management
HIPAA Compliant
Inventory Management
Metadata Management
Mobile Signature Capture
Monitoring
Multi-Language
Patient Management
Patient Monitoring
Progress Tracking
Randomization
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Remote Data Capture
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
Scheduling
Secure Data Storage
Surveys & Feedback
Third Party Integrations
Trial Design
Visual Analytics
Web Forms
Workflow Management
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Castor EDC Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Castor EDC's features:

Maria R.

Like it o lot!

2019-10-29

I use Castor EDC because I participate in multicenter clinical trial, I enter data collectwd in our center.

Pros

I can quickly enter data and I have order, then I can easily work with all data.

Cons

Sometimes it is a little bit hard to create a new report.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Arick W.

Affordable EDC with Multifunctional Capabilities

2019-08-26

We use CastorEDC for clinical trial data management.

Pros

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

Cons

Downloading large sets of data can be a bit slow and also delayed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


Hi Arick,

Thank you very much for your positive review! User friendliness and customer support are our main focus points, so thank you for mentioning them. We wish you many successful studies in the future and please continue reporting bugs that you encounter :-)

Best,
Elena

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Sara G.

User friendly interface

2019-08-15

It provides a solution for the data management requirements

Pros

It is very user friendly, easy to get acquinted with

Cons

Immediate changes also require a justification even though you are just correcting a typo

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Robin K.

A reliable database for all types of studies

2019-08-15

Dont let the cons bother you too much. Its a future proof software which every researcher should seriously consider using.

Pros

. + Castor keeps updating its product and services in order to keep up with developments in research law and good clinical practice

Cons

- The way the database is set up enforces the user to decide how he/she wants her data to be exported

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Helen M.

Light touch system

2021-02-18

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


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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Mike C.

Really Versatile and GDPR Compliant Data Storage Platform

2018-10-26

The ability to build our own research forms and surveys, quickly and in GDPR compliant way is a massive help for us as it has drastically reduced the cost of this and also the time it takes to get the forms built. It means we can do research faster and cheaper and with compliance headaches handled. The support from Castor has been amazing. They are very quick to respond (even to stupid questions!) and gave us huge support before we signed up.

Pros

And Also, The SPSS export function is really a great help too!

Cons

The Surveys do not work well on Mobile phones and most of our research participants would use them that way.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


Hi Mike,

Great to hear that you have found so many uses of Castor and that you rate it with 5 stars on all aspects! Compliance and security, together with a helpful support team our some of our top priorities!

There have been some small improvements in the survey mobile experience, but we are aiming for a full mobile optimization with our coming redesigns. Stay tuned! :)

Best,
Elena

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B H.

Essential in this time

2016-04-28

In an era where (clinical) data collection and storage must be easy, safe and following extensive regulations, Castor provides the solution with a data collection and management system.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


Hi B,

Thank you for your review! We hope you will do plenty of research using Castor in the future.

- Elena

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Alexandra K.

Affordable and Reliable EDC System

2020-06-01

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Clinton C.

Castor EDC, for the win!

2019-10-17

Pros

I had virtually no previous experience designing and maintaining clinical data systems, but Castor made the whole process a piece of cake!

Cons

There is sometimes a lot of clicking required to add new form fields and navigating through reports can sometimes be tricky.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Michele P.

my opinion about Castor

2018-10-27

Nice!

Pros

- Really easy use - very fast and complete answers from support

Cons

- sometimes is not easy to fill the form by the Investigators if repeated measures (report button) are used

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


Hi Michelle,

Thank you for your nice review! The ease of use of our platform is something we aim for and our support team is always there to help with quick responses and useful tips on Castor's power features!

The ease of use of the reports depends mostly on how the database is built - using many report buttons is not always convenient. For repeated measures, it is more appropriate to use the dedicated repeated measure field instead - this makes data entry for such measurements much easier!

We also have a short printable pdf manual for data entry, this might be helpful for the investigators to get used to the system.

Thanks again,
Elena Kochova, MD
Customer Success Manager

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Max K.

All inclusive product that is easy to use

2021-01-17

I used Castor EDC for a nationwide multicenter RCT

Pros

Great customer service.

Cons

Exporting and reshaping data from the databaase could be made a bit easier.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Thijs B.

Castor research review

2019-08-12

Pros

- Easy to learn - Lots of possibilities - Nice interface - Structure it in your own way - Personal helpdesk

Cons

- Some featues might be extended (either or features in logical dependencies) - Automatic resending of questionnaires if questionnaires are not replied to by respondents - Features on how to combine data of electronic questionnaires and paper-based questionnaires in one electronic dataset.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Fleur K.

Clear and user friendly database with many features

2018-10-25

Castor has a good customers service who supports you when you encounter any difficulties and provides you with helpful tips/solutions.

Pros

It is easy for a non-experienced database builder to create your own database using Castor.

Cons

Sending out surveys is still a manual task, it would be great if by just entering the participants' email address, the surveys are sent automatically.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


Hi Fleur,

Thanks for your 5 star review, we really appreciate it! With regards to sending surveys when you add the email address, have you looked at our automation engine?
https://helpdesk.castoredc.com/article/44-automatically-send-out-surveys

That should hopefully make your life even easier!

All the best,

Derk Arts, MD PhD
CEO Castor EDC

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Louisa v.

simple and logical system

2019-10-21

I’ve seen a lot of software for study management however Castor EDC is the easiest in use.

Pros

The software works simple and intuitive and has a nice interface.

Cons

At the moment nothing specifically that I don't like for my purpose of use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sanne A.

Very nice software, with future possibilities

2019-10-18

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Paul T.

Easy, cheap and excellent service

2015-06-08

Using the export function we were able to analyze the data directly, enabling us to speed up the process of drafting and publishing manuscripts.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


Thank you Paul, it's always a pleasure to work with you and your department!

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Sjors K.

Castor is an indispensable tool for clinical research!

2019-01-21

I used the platform for 5 international retrospective multi-center cohort studies and it was a great experience to see how researchers at all the participating centers interacted so easily with the software. Everyone loved it.

Pros

What I love most about it is that it improves the study quality so much compared to traditional methods of data capturing.

Cons

This would make it so much easier to translate (parts) of existing databases to new projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


Hi Sjors,

Thank you for your positive review! It's good to hear that you have used Castor for so many multicenter studies and that all users were happy with the platform. We hope you conduct many more successful studies in the future!

We actually have an internal method to transform existing 'Excel' databases into Castor and we do offer such transformations. Please get in touch and we can lead you through the process!

Best regards,
Elena Kochova, MD
Customer Success Manager

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Brechtje H.

High-quality data collection

2018-02-01

Pros

What I like about Castor is that I can create a user-friendly database that will also create a user-friendly output, i.e. that I can already prepare the data as much as possible to make data analysis easier.

Cons

More possibilities regarding surveys would add even more value: automatic reminders to subjects to complete their survey, notifications if surveys have not been completed yet (in addition to the existing notifications that surveys have been completed).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


Hi Brechtje,

Thank you for this review! We are working on automatic reminders, something that's been on the top of our list! Notifications for non-completion will be a next step afterwards.

Good luck further with your research in Castor!

Best,
Elena

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Arne B.

Great data capture system

2019-08-15

Pros

- Easy eCRF builder - Intuitive interface - Online tutorial - Customer service

Cons

Would be great if that could be customizable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Gabby H.

CASTOR for clinical studies

2018-10-29

CASTOR incorporates everything that I wanted from an electronic data capture program, and is so easy to use that everyone can work with it.

Pros

CASTOR for me is the answer to electronic data capture.

Cons

The help section is sometimes a bit hard to work through.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


Dear Gabby,

Thanks for this great review! We pride ourselves on our platform's security, user-friendliness and multiple functionalities, as well as the responsiveness of our support team, so we are happy to hear that these are the highlights for you as a data manager!

We have recently migrated our entire knowledge base, have you checked it out? It can be found at https://helpdesk.castoredc.com. The searchability has improved significantly since! We have also added printable pdf manuals for data entry users, study admins and monitors. We hope these will be useful for you!

Thank you!
Elena Kochova, MD
Customer Success Manager

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Danielle A.

Set-up and CRF building

2021-02-28

overall the system is good, it does it's job and worth the cost. i think simplifying the building proccess and making repeated measures display a bit more informative would be better.

Pros

customer service, the user end, easy exporting options

Cons

building the CRF, copying steps takes long and isn't intuitive. you can't drug / duplicate as easily as other softwares. repeated measures are uncomfortable to access in the record and unless i export it , i can't easily see all the measures with visit numbers and dates. in general i think CRF building is a bit to technical and maybe made more for a computer guy than a CRO company.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Medical Practice company, 5001-10000 employees)

Very recommended!

2019-02-15

We used it to collect data for medical research in several centers

Pros

Easy to use Nice interface Good customer service

Cons

We did not experience any problems with CASTOR

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Castor


Hi there,

Thank you for your review! Great to hear that you liked the platform and did not experience any problems with it :) Our coming new interface will be even better, let us know what you think!

Best,
Elena Kochova, MD
Customer Success Manager

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CLAUDIO I.

Castor EDC is easy to use

2019-08-28

Pros

Easy to build the eCRF forms as well as define the study roles and join users to the study.

Cons

The data export functionality should be improved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Ron F.

EDC customization first impression

2019-09-18

Pros

It offers a wide variety of tools to validate data entry. It's cost-effective and the fact that one can practice and customize and test before the "go live" is a great advantage.

Cons

Some of the widgets are not flexible enough, especially the table structure. The mobile support is not there yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nicky v.

Great software to store all your data

2020-09-24

Pros

Very easy to use Lots of possibillities Very cheap compared to other electronic data storing programs

Cons

That if you add a calculation later on you have to open all the records seperately before the calculation has run.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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