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Creating the study forms

  • How can I add new institutes?

    When setting up a multicenter study, new institutes (sites) can be added via the 'Settings' tab in the study. To add a new institute, click on the 'Manage institutes' button. A dialog window will be o...

  • What are 'required' fields?

    When a field is 'required', any unanswered fields will be marked with a red indication message: This message is displayed only when a user interacts with the required field but does not provide an ans...

  • How do I get an overview of my variables and option groups?

    Tables containing the list of variables and option groups are included when exporting study data.  To export data, navigate to the 'Records' tab and select 'Export'. In the 'Export type' dropdown menu...

  • How do I use bold/italic/underlined text?

    In Castor, it is possible to format the text style in field labels or in the additional info text for any field. Formatting can also be applied to the survey introduction text. These are some possibil...

  • Can I upload a study logo?

    Yes, study logos can be uploaded in the 'Settings' tab. Under the 'General' header, there is the option to upload a logo. Select your image with the Browse... button, then click Save Image. We recomme...

  • When should I use study forms/reports/surveys?

    The schematic below shows an overview of the structure of Castor. The structure is comprised of: Study forms: The actual Case Report Form. When you create a record, this form is automatically generate...

  • Can I copy phases and steps, so I don’t have to rebuild them entirely?

    In the 'Structure' tab, it is possible to copy entire steps, including all fields that are within the selected step. More information on how to do this can be found in our online guide: Copying steps....

  • Can I save my study form as a PDF and print it?

    Yes - in the 'Form' tab, click on 'Print' in the top right. In the 'Print options' dialog window, you can select the section you want to print and indicate whether you wish to include additional detai...

  • How can I search for fields in the form builder?

    In the 'Form' tab there is a search function labelled 'Field finder'. You can use this search tool to find fields based on the field label or variable name. This function will search within all study,...

  • Can I make a field dependent on multiple fields?

    When creating or editing a field, it is possible to make it dependent on only one field. However, using hidden calculation fields, you can also create dependencies on multiple fields.  For example, I ...