Wie gebruikt deze software?

Voor bedrijven van medische hulpmiddelen, CRO's, biotech-startups en academische medische onderzoekers over de hele wereld.

Gemiddelde scores

91 beoordelingen
  • In totaal 4.6 / 5
  • Gebruiksgemak 4.7 / 5
  • Klantenservice 4.9 / 5
  • Functies 4.3 / 5
  • Waar voor je geld 4.6 / 5

Productgegevens

  • Gratis versie Ja
  • Gratis proef Ja, vraag een gratis proefversie aan
  • Implementatie Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Persoonlijk
    Live online
    Webinars
    Documentatie
  • Ondersteuning Kantooruren
    Online

Leveranciergegevens

  • Castor
  • https://www.castoredc.com/
  • Opgericht in 2011

Over Castor EDC

Castor EDC is een cloudgebaseerd platform voor elektronische gegevensvastlegging waarmee onderzoekers gemakkelijk hoogwaardige, herbruikbare gegevens kunnen vastleggen.

Functies omvatten self-service eCRF-creatie (formulieropbouw), randomisatie, ePRO (patiënt-enquêtes), monitoring, eenvoudige import en export van gegevens, EHR-gegevensimporteur (gebaseerd op HL7 FHIR), audittrails, gebruikersbeheer en nog veel meer.

Castor EDC is volledig ISO 27001-gecertificeerd, voldoet aan de vereisten van GCP en 21 CFR en biedt servers in de VS (compatibel met HIPAA), VK, NL, DE.

Functies van Castor EDC

  • Bewaking
  • Documentbeheer
  • Elektronisch vastleggen van gegevens
  • Naleving van HIPAA-richtlijnen
  • Patiëntendatabase
  • Plannen
  • Registratiebeheer
  • Studieplanning
  • Voldoet aan 21 CFR Part 11
  • Wervingsbeheer
  • Audittrail
  • CRF-tracking
  • Documenten indexeren
  • Documentimaging
  • Formulierbeheer
  • Gedistribueerd vastleggen
  • Gegevensinvoer
  • Gegevensverificatie
  • Opnamen op afstand
  • Studiebeheer

De nuttigste reviews van Castor EDC

Castor - a modern data entry tool for research

Beoordeeld op 27-11-2019
Reza I.
MD, PhD candidate
Ziekenhuis- en gezondheidszorgbranche, 5.001-10.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer 
5/5
In totaal
4 / 5
Gebruiksgemak
5 / 5
Functies en functionaliteit
5 / 5
Klantenondersteuning
5 / 5
Waar voor je geld
Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling:
Niet waarschijnlijk Zeer waarschijnlijk

Opmerkingen: I use Castor for two studies, one of which is a long-term multicentre study. I have designed these studies in Castor and am very happy with the product.

Pluspunten: Castor is easy to use. In designing studies, I like how variables and answers are easily created, and that answers can be re-used for multiple variables. I also really appreciate the feature to have a variable depend on a (hidden) calculation. In using that feature, I have found that https://www.castoredc.com/tools/calculation-helper/ is a great way of testing your calculations are syntactically correct. It is also helpful that additional information can be given per variable. All these and other features make data entry clear and understandable for users, which in turn ensures that data entry mistakes are minimised or even prevented. Furthermore, it helps each study with an audit trail, so that changes are clearly documented for audit purposes. In my contact with customer support I have found that they responded swiftly and were always able to help me with any queries. Lastly, Castor keeps improving on its exisiting product, which to me is a significant sign of long-term viability. This is especially relevant when considering Castor for long-term research projects.

Minpunten: Getting to know Castor takes a bit of time, but it is very helpful to be aware of the structure of Castor, which allows you to fully utilise its potential.

High-quality, compliant and affordable EDC

Beoordeeld op 26-10-2018
Lisa M.
Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs
Farmaceutica, 13-50 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer 
5/5
In totaal
4 / 5
Gebruiksgemak
4 / 5
Functies en functionaliteit
5 / 5
Klantenondersteuning
5 / 5
Waar voor je geld
Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling:
Niet waarschijnlijk Zeer waarschijnlijk

Opmerkingen: Very positive. It's a compliant, easy to use, intuitive system that is affordable.

Pluspunten: After a quick initial learning curve the system is easy to build out without having someone on staff that is an IT expert. Our clinical study managers are able to build out each study with little to no help from Castor. The database is easy to use by both clinical sites and sponsors. The company continues to improve the features of the system and provide webcasts to review the changes and answer user questions. The value can't be beat. As an early-stage start up company we are happy to have found a high-quality compliant system we can afford.

Minpunten: The one feature we feel is lacking is the ability of an investigator to "batch approve" once they have reviewed the data. It is labor intensive to approve each study visit and each record generated. Other systems provide this ability and investigator's expect this from all systems.

Antwoord van de leverancier

van Castor op 2-1-2019

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for the positive review and for outlining all the aspects of our system that we pride ourselves on!

We indeed offer regular webinars, help from our support team, and an extensive online manual with the aim that every user creates a database on their own in no time!

Bulk actions is a good point, definitely something we are working on (for records, reports, and surveys!). We are also doing a make-over of the entire navigation in Castor in order to improve the design and intuitiveness of the system and to make that learning curve even steeper!

Thank you for the 5 stars!

Elena Kochova, MD
Customer Success Manager

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

Beoordeeld op 8-8-2019
Rosaline V.
Trial Coordinator Wetenschapsbureau
Ziekenhuis- en gezondheidszorgbranche, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer 
4/5
In totaal
5 / 5
Gebruiksgemak
4 / 5
Functies en functionaliteit
5 / 5
Klantenondersteuning
5 / 5
Waar voor je geld
Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling:
Niet waarschijnlijk Zeer waarschijnlijk

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten: 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.

Minpunten: 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.

Antwoord van de leverancier

van Castor op 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

A reliable database for all types of studies

Beoordeeld op 15-8-2019
Robin K.
PhD Candidate and Lecturer
Gezondheid, wellness en fitness, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer 
4/5
In totaal
5 / 5
Gebruiksgemak
5 / 5
Functies en functionaliteit
5 / 5
Klantenondersteuning
5 / 5
Waar voor je geld
Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling:
Niet waarschijnlijk Zeer waarschijnlijk

Opmerkingen: Dont let the cons bother you too much. Its a future proof software which every researcher should seriously consider using.

Pluspunten: + Ease of use, it didnt take long to master it.
+ Castor EDC is supported by many companies as a reliable partner.
+ Castor keeps updating its product and services in order to keep up with developments in research law and good clinical practice.
+ No more paper! (Or rather.. less paper)
+ The ability to create case report forms of measurement instruments for future use in other studies.
+ Large amount of options for all types of studies.

Minpunten: - The way the database is set up enforces the user to decide how he/she wants her data to be exported.
- The system is not really designed for a high amount of measurements per step. It leads to some lagg in inserting data and it will nog let you make entire steps missing when applicable -> meaning you have to tag every single item as missing which is not very efficient.
- The use of previously used/exported CRFs is still in development. For instance, only entire steps can be exported for future use though often steps contain multiple instruments or measurements.

Castor is an indispensable tool for clinical research!

Beoordeeld op 21-1-2019
Sjors K.
MD, Research Fellow/PhD Candidate
Ziekenhuis- en gezondheidszorgbranche, 10.001+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer 
5/5
In totaal
4 / 5
Gebruiksgemak
4 / 5
Functies en functionaliteit
5 / 5
Klantenondersteuning
5 / 5
Waar voor je geld
Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling:
Niet waarschijnlijk Zeer waarschijnlijk

Opmerkingen: I used the platform for 5 international retrospective multi-center cohort studies and it was a great experience to see how researchers at all the participating centers interacted so easily with the software. Everyone loved it.

Pluspunten: Castor is a GDPR compliant tool to capture and store baseline characteristics, patient surveys, and clinical outcomes. It's affordable, easy to set up and easy to use. What I love most about it is that it improves the study quality so much compared to traditional methods of data capturing. I also love all the automatic calculations (e.g. age from date of birth and procedure date) the system can perform. The ePro feature to send out surveys to patients directly is great!

Minpunten: The platform could be even better if it offered functionality to design/structure all variables, definitions, input value options, and calculations in Excel and upload it to Castor. This would make it so much easier to translate (parts) of existing databases to new projects. Also, I missed an option to directly export the database to STATA. Castor currently only supports CSV/Excel/SPSS. Otherwise, no cons.

Antwoord van de leverancier

van Castor op 9-4-2019

Hi Sjors,

Thank you for your positive review! It's good to hear that you have used Castor for so many multicenter studies and that all users were happy with the platform. We hope you conduct many more successful studies in the future!

We actually have an internal method to transform existing 'Excel' databases into Castor and we do offer such transformations. Please get in touch and we can lead you through the process!

Best regards,
Elena Kochova, MD
Customer Success Manager

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