Who Uses This Software?

Every medical researcher in the world, working on the smallest pilot study or the biggest Randomised Controlled Trial


Average Ratings

16 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $100.00/year
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Free for small studies!
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Castor
  • www.castoredc.com/
  • Founded 2011
  • Netherlands

About Castor EDC

A mobile-friendly, electronic data capture system for clinical trials, built by researchers, for researchers. Features include self service eCFR creation (form building), randomization, ePro (patient surveys), monitoring, easy import and export of data, EHR data importer (HL7 FHIR based), audit trails, user management, and much more. We are fully ISO 27001 certified, GCP & 21 CFR compliant and provide servers in US (HIPAA compliant), UK, NL, DE Small studies are free in Castor EDC!


Castor EDC Features

  • Audit Trail
  • CRF Tracking
  • Data Entry
  • Data Verification
  • Distributed Capture
  • Document Imaging
  • Document Indexing
  • Forms Management
  • Remote Capture
  • Study Management

Castor EDC Reviews

Use of Castor EDC software for research.

May 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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. In general it works very good, only sometimes we have to wait for the server and you have to renew the page. I recommend the software for research purposes. Research will be easier to monitor and to avoid loss of data.....

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

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.

Easy, straightforward, good customer service.

Apr 29, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to build a database. Castor is still improving.

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

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!

Essential in this time

Apr 28, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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. Our institution has considers Castor as a valid system. Furthermore, customer service is quick and helpfull.

Castor helped me with a quicker analyses of data

Apr 27, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I learned a lot about building a CRF. 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

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

Thanks for the review! Great advice. Castor EDC is completely self-service so thoroughly testing CRFs is always something we highly recommend (and mention in our training material).

Great product!

Apr 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is by far the best software to use if you're building a medical database.
It has a lot of different options to build to your database and works very easily.
Also, the customer service is really helpful and answers your questions really quickly.

I would recommend this software for everyone who needs to build a medical database!

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

Dear Hein, thanks for being so positive! It really motivates us to hear these kind words. Castor EDC was created by researchers for researchers, so we are always happy to hear that we can fulfill a need! - Derk Arts MD, PhD.c, CEO

Intuitive, fast backup

Apr 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Castor works very intuitive, and works according to current regulations and guidelines.
Also backup of the customer service is excellent.

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

Thanks Frank, we appreciate your review! - Derk Arts MD, PhD.c, CEO

Good product serving its purpose well

Apr 26, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The product makes you think about your research before you start, because you are building your database in a very structured way. Printing it as a CRF is more of a challenge, but it works fine. The Castor team is easy accessible. The export to Excel is sufficient.

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

Hi Angela, 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

One of the best online data entry packages

Apr 26, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Secure website, easy to use and error proof. Every answer is stored so when the internet fails, you don't lose information. Multi user, adaptable. Error checking but also flexible. So if you want to enter some strange data and you have a good reason, it is still possible. Still works great with large data.

Cons. Data entry is a bit slow and data entry with the keyboard is on my wish-list. Now all data must be entered with mouse clicks and for multiple choice that can be a burden.

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

Hi Mark, 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

Great interface, superb customer service

Apr 26, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great interface, dummy-proof, adheres to GCP-requirements without being disturbing to users. Hardly any bugs noted, but if there, they will be fixed within a few hours.

Ability to make accounts for different users with different restrictions (fantastic!).

Recommendations:
- Options to build eCRFS could be extended somewhat, e.g. medication module
- Other randomisation algorithms
- Option to adjust the planned dates for surveys (future survey invites) that have already been saved.

Vendor Response

by Castor on April 26, 2016

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 MD, PhD.c Founder Castor EDC

National survey on fertility preservation: done in one afternoon

Dec 17, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Without any prior knowledge or course (just the oneline manual) I was able to make a suitable draft for a national survey. The software is very intuitive and complete, and the resulting forms are clear and consise. The participants of the survey were able to fill it out, with hardly any intrtoduction needed. 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.

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

Dear Hans, Great to hear that you were able to fully appreciate Castor EDC's self-service nature :). Thanks for reviewing! - Derk Arts MD, PhD.c, CEO

intuitive program, easy to set up, very helpful

Dec 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have just started using the software. We found it very easy to set up on our own and use it. There are some possibilities we would like to see added, but it might be we just missed them.
We always get an answer straight away when we have questions.
It's a cost effective alternative to paper CRFs and much safer and easier to use.

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

Hi Petra, Awesome that you mention the difference with paper. We feel eCRFs definitely are the future! Thanks for reviewing! - Derk Arts MD, PhD.c, CEO

Excellent, very user-friendly

Dec 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: - 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

Vendor Response

by Castor on December 15, 2015

Thanks Marijn! Great to hear you are so positive. And like you said, your feedback is more than welcome and we wil keep on improving Castor EDC until everybody runs out of ideas ;).

Perfect solution for research data management

Aug 31, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Is is easy to work with. You can design your CRF in every way you can think of.

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

Hi Floor, Thanks for the review! - Derk Arts CEO

Managing large multicenter trials (easy).

Aug 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used the Castor EDC to create an eCRF for two large multicenter trials (24 centers and 260 subjects). I was amazed how easy it was.
The eCRF works extremely well and we have received many compliments from our Belgium sites about the easy lay-out and user-friendliness. The costumer service is excellent and I get response within a few hours ( no matter how stupid my question is). The Castor team update and improve their system all the time. We are very satified with this software.

Vendor Response

by Castor on May 06, 2016

Hi Esmé, Wow, what a great review! Thank you so much, looking forward to doing more trials with you. - Derk Arts MD, PhD.c, CEO

eCRF creation and updates

Aug 24, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: You don't need extensive IT/programming skills in order to create your desired eCRF. This might make the eCRF less flexible, but I believe you still have all the tools you need.
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 :)

Vendor Response

by Castor on August 26, 2015

Thank you for the kind words Janine, we're glad you're happy with our customer service!

Easy, cheap and excellent service

Jun 08, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We used Castor EDC for a clinical trial at the Department of Cardiology of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. Building the case report form was quick and easy due to the intuitive system. Data entry was subsequently performed by several cardiologists, research fellows and research nurses . Using the export function we were able to analyze the data directly, enabling us to speed up the process of drafting and publishing manuscripts. Customer service was outstanding; questions were answered instantaneously, requests were addressed adequately and minor issues were solved within minutes.
In conclusion, Castor EDC offers great value for money and more. We highly recommend it's use.

Vendor Response

by Castor on June 09, 2015

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