Castor EDC

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4.8 out of 5 stars

Castor EDC is a mobile-friendly electronic data capture system for clinical trials. Features include audit trails, user management, form building, randomisation, remote capture (patient surveys) and more.

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Castor EDC review by <span>Rutger B.</span>
Rutger B.
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"Clear, user friendly and superb customer support"

What do you like best?

The Castor layout is very clear; it looks simple, yet it harbors a great variety of functions. You can easily set up a large database, and using the tutorials it doesn't take much time to become proficient in using the software. If you experience a problem, customer support acts promptly and in a personal way.

What do you dislike?

At some points it would be nice to be able to use 'programming' to enhance parts of your database. On the other hand, the current system is very comprehensive and also prevents that you make mistakes or miscalculations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend Castor EDC when you need an electronic study database that also meets requirements for GCP (Good Clinical Practice).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are running a large randomized controlled clinical trial and also use Castor EDC to perform a systematic review of medical studies. Using Castor, we have been able to keep our data up to date and monitor our own data capture and users.

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Castor EDC review by <span>Helene B.</span>
Helene B.
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"Castor"

What do you like best?

I love the ease-of-use, platform accessibility, multi-user options, and great customer service.

What do you dislike?

Lack of statistical tools for survey work. I'd love to see some incorporation of data reporting dashboards.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great, economical tool if you are looking for a way to do longitudinal research, quality improvement, or program evaluation over time. Castor allows for use of the entire platform, or use of the survey portion only.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Castor allows us to perform research and program evaluation across several institutions. Being in the health services research field, we are still concerned about many things that are also pertinent in clinical research, but most electronic data capture tools on the market are not feasible for our needs. With Castor we've been able to pull together several institutions with standardized survey questions and common goals.

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Castor EDC review by <span>Janine G.</span>
Janine G.
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"Easy to use, perfect Customer Service"

What do you like best?

You don't need extensive IT/programming skills in order to create your desired eCRF. Furthermore: if you think Castor doesn't have what you need, their Customer Service is great. They will reply to your question/remark almost always the same day and help you with (figuring out) a solution. Or implement your request in an update :)

What do you dislike?

There is no real 'test environment' that is a dummy of the real database. If you update your production eCRF, you need to export structure and import in a new test environment, because the old test environment isn't easy to override with the new info. This also means that you have to grant access to all the ppl involved to the new test environment.

Also I would like to see a 'save' and/or 'submit' button, in case you enter info but not sure if it is correct and you need to ask and update.

Same goes for a clear monitoring button, e.g. a 'closed/apporved' button, when a CRA has checked and approved all data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

have all users test it extensively

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multi-and monocenter studies are easily realized, no need for/dependence on an external company/department to build the eCRF

Castor EDC review by <span>unnati p.</span>
unnati p.
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"1 of the best EDC softwares.A one stop site for almost everything a medical researcher would need."

What do you like best?

the ease of creating and carrying out the study, with the simplest and the efficient features . perfect for a beginners like me. also its awesome that i don't have to worry about sticking to regulatory compliances , everything is taken care of. most importantly it feels professional, as a would be healthcare professional, to opt for castor rather than a any other random survey website because it's especially designed for medical research.

What do you dislike?

i would like it more if there were more tools for the analysis part of the research. also it would be great for the tutorials to give simple definitions what is the function of the feature is. for example- sometimes for a total beginner who is here for a survey ,with absolutely zero knowledge of the EDC software terminology , it would be confusing at first to figure out that "adding a field" means the space where your supposed to add questions. so a pop up navigating them to "add fields" adding the fact that its where they create questions for the survey.

also according my personal experience a clear guide on the setting / statistics according to the type of study for the beginners should be separately provided.

maybe a simple mandatory walk through to a workshop video (before starting a new study) for anybody who signs up as a beginner would help.

Recommendations to others considering the product

should definitely consider before other softwares.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it helps me save A LOT of time and i have less things to worry about the survey that i am working on which would otherwise take maybe more than 10 months and extra efforts without castor.

Castor EDC review by <span>Javier R.</span>
Javier R.
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"Simplicity, reliability and support"

What do you like best?

What I liked the most about my experience with Castor is the simplicity of carrying out both the data collection form and the simplicity to handle large volumes of data. In addition to immediate support and assistance provided at all times by the company. This has been my first major study, after including more than 2000 patients from 80 different sites, I would not hesitate to use and recommend Castor

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I can complain about, I was even able to communicate in Spanish (my native language) with those responsible for Castor's help.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We get what we need. Secure storage of medical data. On the other hand, export these data in a very simple way to be able to work them.

Castor EDC review by <span>Rianne v.</span>
Rianne v.
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"Very userfriendly, great support"

What do you like best?

Castor is extremely user friendly - it is very easy to find your way in the system and you do not need to be a true 'ICT nerd' to be able to built a nice CRF.

What do you dislike?

In general I really like Castor and do not have important 'dislikes'. However, to even further improve the use of calculation fields, a more detailled handbook on how to construct a calculation would be great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Csator allows us to study large groups of patients, from whom we collect all types of data (clinical data, laboratory data, imaging, biobanking and surveys). Our research group mostly includes physicians, that are generally not very experienced in ICT. However, since Castor is very easy to use it enables us to design and adjust our CRFs based on our own experience in the field. This enhances efficient data collection. Also, since we are very concerned with all privacy issues applicable to research in human subjects, the fact that Castor has all the applicable certificates is essential. We can really recommend Castor for patient associated research.

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