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Creating the study forms

  • 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 ...

  • How do I use only month and year instead of a full date?

    If you don't need to know the exact date of an event, or only want to use the month and year, it is possible to display this using two variables.  To display the year, there is a 'Year' field availabl...

  • How can I test my study?

    When you have finished building your study, we recommend testing it before going live.  Testing should be performed in all parts of the study, for example the forms, randomization settings, reports an...

  • Can I use a template or re-use a form I already built in Castor?

    Yes - it is possible to reuse an existing study or copy existing structures by importing the study structure.  You can use the Castor Form Exchange to find and share your own forms and calculation tem...

  • Can I send patient notifications or reminders via email or text message (SMS) in Castor?

    It is not possible to send email notifications or SMS messages to patients via Castor.  However, Castor supports integration with Ldot, a logistical support tool created by MEMIC, the supporting Trial...

  • How do I delete an institute?

    In the Settings tab, go to the 'General' section and click 'Manage institutes'. In the pop-up window click the X icon next to an institute to delete it: If the study was live and there are records ass...

  • Can I add a link in my forms?

    It is possible to add a link to forms using the following markdown: [Link title](www.example.com) In the below example, a link is added to the help text for a field: The link will display in the recor...

  • How to create a test environment for a study?

    It is possible to separate real study and test environment by creating a duplicate of a study.  You can do that by following these steps: 1. Create a test study and add structure, phases, steps and fi...