Who Uses This Software?

Academic CTUs, Contract Research Organisation (CROs), pharmaceutical companies, registries, medical device companies


Average Ratings

11 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Elsevier
  • www.elsevier.com
  • United States

About MACRO

MACRO is a cloud-based electronic data capture solution enabling researchers to quickly collect accurate & reliable data for analysis. MACRO conforms to ethical & scientific quality standards for designing, conducting, recording & reporting clinical trials involving human subjects. Features include self-service eCRF creation (form building), easy export of data, audit trails, user management & much more. ISO 27001 certified, GCP & 21 CFR compliant, meets WCAG2-AA accessibility standards.


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MACRO Features

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

MACRO Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A good solution for a new clinical trials unit

Mar 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good training course (initial and advanced). We use the hosted service (software as a service) which meant we didn't need IT personnel to install and support it.

The MACRO support team have been very helpful with quick response times.

Cons: Functionality could be improved. There are a few work-arounds required, particularly with the hosted service.

Overall: We use MACRO for all of our CTU studies. It is reliable, secure and easy to use. It has worked well for us.

MACRO experience Germany

Feb 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: very clear

great and fast support

extensive trainings

many features and possibilities

Cons: expenses

missing opportunities such as randomisation and Evaluation of data directly

Laboratory possibilities are limited and cumbersome

changing live eCRF cumbersome

Copying cumbersome

scrolling in the backend on an eForm not possible

no possibility for online Training of eCRF developers

Overall: would recommend

but very expensive for smaller companys

Revier for MACRO

Feb 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It is easy to use for both programmers and end users

Cons: One of the cons I find is you can only access the design modules through a vpn directly to the servers where the program was installed and can not be accessed via web as other edc programs allow.

Overall: With the installation of MACRO, we have been able to provide a robust EDC solution to our researchers who needed a software to collect the clinical data of clinical trials.

Macro for end users

Feb 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Pros - Easy to view patient visit schedule, clearly visible warnings and data queries

Cons: Cons - unless you have programmers available then reporting functionality is limited/ no way to blank pages from a top level when they are created/saved in error.

Overall: We are working on our units first electronic Trial CRF, the process is going well and impressed what can be achieved through working with Elsevier programming/design

ONe of the best validated eCRF softwares arround

Feb 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Eas of use is their key aspect. And above all, their customer service is one of the fastest best working teams I have ever had the pleasure to work with.

Cons: It leaks some points, but they do annual reviews with customers (Macro User Group) and they always listen to feature requests.

Overall: I could not have wished for a better team to work with, and I really look forward to the new version.

Infermed MACRO experience

Feb 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software has a lot of inbuilt functions that make building studies easy. Edit checks are easily coded also. Most tasks are accomplished with point and click interfaces

Cons: It can have performance issues with poor network connections

Overall: MACRO is a good way to easily build Clinical Study databases, with a lot of inbuilt functions and useful modules

Enabling academically led clinical trials with MACRO

Feb 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Compared with other EDC systems at the same price point (or free alternatives) it offers a cost effective solution for running complex clinical trials in a regulatory compliant environment. Its built in Arezzo language allows for increasingly complex validations and derivations within a study to improve data quality at the point of collection.

Cons: The current version 4 branch does not work on mobile or tablet devices which limits use in some scenarios. This should be resolved in the upcoming version 5 release. MACRO also does not currently support collection of data directly from participants which is a growing requirement in trials.

MACRO: An important investment

Feb 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use from both a design and user perspective. Value for money.

Cons: We do not have specific cons, but anxiously await the updated software version which will see many changes and improvements.

Overall: MACRO has helped us realise our Risk Based Monitoring Strategy, which is key to a successful delivery of trials to our stakeholders. Implementing this platform across our portfolio has been the most important non-human investment that we have made to date.

MACRO review

Feb 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and fairly quick to build a eCRF. The help available is quite extensive.

Cons: Error messages could be more informative.

Excelent value for money

Feb 27, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - good value for money

- extraordinary technical support

- regulatory absolutely compliant

- outstanding collection of user feedback and incorporation in current updates

Cons: - not very modern design

- not (yet) supporting mobile devices

Overall: I very much appreciate the close collaboration between the software provider and the customer - as a customer you rather feel like a colleague than like a customer

Feature Remarks

Feb 27, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Familiar online data capture interface

Cons: There is need for a lot of dynamism with the interface, possibly with the introduction of features for hiding objects/or controls and collapsing dead space rather than just deactivating them and keeping them in view of the users.

It is vital for users to be able to deactivate and unneeded eForm or visits, at the moment this is not the case. Any eForm or Visit activated in error cannot be returned to its inactive state, littering the study with irrelevant form(s)/ visit(s).

Overall: A very complex patient management is being developed and the have been some good feature implementations but there are instances where much more is desired in terms of identifiable limitations when compared to other mainstream online applications.