Who Uses Castor EDC?

40,000+ medical device, biotech, pharma, CRO and academic researchers in 90+ countries are using Castor EDC, ePRO, eCOA, eSource and eTMF solutions to accelerate delivery of their studies.

What Is Castor EDC?

Castor is the top-rated Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system. Castor's EDC, eCRF, ePRO, eCOA, eSource and eTMF solutions enable researchers to easily capture, integrate and manage data from any source. Highlights: Build your study within hours leveraging pre-built templates; Integrate EMR/EHR, patient, clinical and device data (ePRO, eCOA, eCRF, eSource) on a central platform; 90% of studies in Castor are built and pass UAT in less than 4 weeks, significantly faster than industry benchmark.

Castor EDC Details

Castor

https://www.castoredc.com/

Founded 2011

Castor EDC Pricing Overview

Castor EDC has a free version and offers free trial. See additional pricing details for Castor EDC below.

Pricing Details

Castor EDC offers competitive pricing & is FREE for small academic studies

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Castor EDC Features

Clinical Trial Management Software
21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
Document Management
Electronic Data Capture
Enrollment Management
HIPAA Compliant
Monitoring
Patient Database
Recruiting Management
Scheduling
Study Planning
Audit Trail
CRF Tracking
Data Entry
Data Verification
Distributed Capture
Document Imaging
Document Indexing
Forms Management
Remote Capture
Study Management

Castor EDC Reviews

Showing 5 of 98 reviews

Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.9/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.7/5
Bill H.
CEO
Biotechnology, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/05/2019

"Easy to use and well designed"

Pros: We are a small start-up company and the task of setting up our study fell on me, a person with absolutely no experience with EDC systems. After doing a little research we selected Castor EDC because it seemed easy to use and the price was right for us. Castor EDC has been everything we've hoped it would be. It is easy to learn and set-up. Our study sites have liked it and found it very easy to use. It is feature complete doing everything we have wanted to do. One concern we had was that the company has no US-based support and we are on the West coast. As such, getting support in real-time is really not an option. I was also concerned about possible language barriers. Those initial concerns have not materialized to be realities. On the three occasions I have required support, I have received it within 24 hours, via email. Each time the answer I received was complete and they addressed my question on the first response. Overall, we are very satisfied.

Cons: I have two fairly nit picky issues: 1. Setting up user rights is a bit clunky. It is very flexible, which I love, but a bit clunky.
2. Dependencies and validations are limited to a single field and the logic is very limited. On the plus side, one can work around those limitations with hidden calculations.

Vendor Response

by Castor on 3/05/2019

Hi Bill,

Thank you so much for you review. We are very happy to be able to help your business with such an important element of your journey towards getting Alibrex to market. I will be in touch soon for a personal introduction.

Please know, while not immediate, we do plan to redesign the validation and dependency builder. In the mean time, as you mentioned, multi-variate edit checks and dependencies can be scripted using calculation fields.

Derk Arts, MD PhD
CEO Castor EDC

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/05/2019
Rosaline V.
Trial Coordinator Wetenschapsbureau
Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/08/2019

"Castor EDC - user friendly, with lots of options and a great helpdesk"

Comments: Before they were using Castor EDC in this hospital, not everyone was working GCP-proof. With Castor EDC, they do. Benefits are that I can re-use some of the previously created eCRFs, which saves a lot of time and promotes standardization of databases.

Pros: The software is user friendly, and it is clear that (medical) researchers were involved in the development of the software - which is very convenient.
The software offers a lot of options, so users can design their own eCRF and databases.
The manual offer a lot of information if you do not know you to create something you have in mind. Moreover, the helpdesk is Always very quick in responding to your questions.
What I also appreciate is that Castor EDC is open for any suggestions for improvement.

Cons: I do miss some options that I appreciated a lot while working with other similar software (in other hospitals). However, a pro is that I have mentioned those to the helpdesk and either they responded that they will incorporate them in future, or put them on a whish list, or they provided me a kind of work around. Unfortunately, not all the options I appreciated in the other software will be incorporated.

Vendor Response

by Castor on 25/10/2019

Dear Rosaline,

Thank you for your review - we are indeed focused on compliance and data standardization, so thank you for pointing that out.

We are developing Castor continuously so we hope that the features you are missing will be there soon! In the meantime, please do continue to give us feedback.

Best,
Elena

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/08/2019
Kees V.
PhD Candidate
Medical Practice, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/02/2020

"Excellent EDC and easy to use"

Pros: Easy to use, manage and build. Multiple users can easlily work in a case-by-case EDC. Setting authorizations is easy and feedback can be given by means of queries. Data export is easy and complete.

Cons: It tends to get slower over time due to pilled up logs which are logged on the background and can be cleared by the team of castor.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/02/2020
Georgina C.
Dr
Medical Practice, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/01/2020

"Great database software!"

Comments: Very positive

Pros: Very easy and user friendly to set up with a great support team. Much more affordable than previous databases we have used.

Cons: Nothing- I really can't fault it. Highly recommend

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/01/2020
Claudio I.
Senior Biostatistician
Pharmaceuticals, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/08/2019

"Castor EDC is easy to use"

Pros: Easy to build the eCRF forms as well as define the study roles and join users to the study. CRF forms can be replicated from one study to another in very easy way and faster.

Cons: The data export functionality should be improved. XML and SAS datasets formats exports should be added

Vendor Response

by Castor on 25/10/2019

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/08/2019