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14 reviewers had the following to say about Castor EDC's features:
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.
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).
Time used: 1-2 years
Frequency of use: Daily
Likelihood to recommend
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.
Using the export function we were able to analyze the data directly, enabling us to speed up the process of drafting and publishing manuscripts.
The Castor software is easy to use, webbased and has an excellent user interface. We use the software for a research with substantial amount of data.
Thanks Jesse, great to hear you appreciate our efforts to make the ideal tool for PhD students and other researchers.
We are constantly optimizing performance of the application so I expect you won't have any freezes in the future.
Great interface, dummy-proof, adheres to GCP-requirements without being disturbing to users.
Thank you for your excellent feedback.
Regarding your points:
- Currently we recommend using the new "Repeated measures" feature to create your own medication module. We will try to include medication lists in Castor but that is difficult due to international differences
- We have built our Biased Coin Minimization (BCM) algorithm and are currently validating it, we will update you when it is released!
- This is a very valid point and was developed in the current 'sprint', it will be released in in version 4.7.
Again, thanks for the feedback, this is what we need to keep on improving Castor EDC!
- Derk Arts
Founder Castor EDC
It is easy to design different user roles, to ensure that participants can only see their own data and not the data entered by the other participants.
You can design your CRF in every way you can think of.
The Castor team is easy accessible. The export to Excel is sufficient.
Thanks for the review! You are right, printing web-based forms is still a challenge. We are aware of the fact that this needs improvement and it will be addressed in future versions.
- Derk Arts
MD, PhD.c, CEO
So if you want to enter some strange data and you have a good reason, it is still possible.
Thanks for the review! Some great points. Keyboard navigation can indeed be approved, something we will work on. Performance is being constantly improved and also affected, for instance, by using many calculation fields in your forms. If these issues occur very often, please reach out to us!
- Derk Arts
MD, PhD.c, CEO
Based on my experience with Castor I will recommend first a pilot with a new CRF before you use it for a large trial. Data availability with an Excel and SPSS file is very handful
Easy to build a database.
Thanks Johan! True, we are constantly improving.
But I hope you agree that our current version is more than capable of supporting researchers in their daily needs? :) But of course that shouldn't keep us from innovating as much as we can!
We found it very easy to set up on our own and use it.
- Easily accessible from all computers - Easy to share with colleagues - Easily adaptible (if items for database slightly change they can be adjusted immediately) - Intuitive - Creators are open to feedback
I was amazed how easy it was.