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Create your study forms

  • The structure of Castor

    The Form builder in Castor enables you to create and modify your own forms for your eCRF.  Castor makes a distinction between the study structure, reports and surveys (see image below): Study forms, r...

  • Create phases and steps

    You can find this manual item in our online workshop. Click here to view the workshop video. This article explains some important topics as you get started with building forms by creating phases and s...

  • Edit phases and steps

    To edit a phase or a step, click the cogwheel to the right of the phase/step you wish to edit and click Edit Phase/Step. A pop-up will appear where you can alter the fields you used to create the phas...

  • Copy steps

    You can copy steps in the study structure, the report structure and the survey structure. To copy a step, click the cog wheel to the right of the step you wish to copy and click 'Copy Step'.  Enter co...

  • Hide parts of the CRF for certain users

    You can hide parts of the eCRF for certain data-entry users. This means that they will not see a specific part of the form while doing data entry. Note: all users with 'Manage forms' rights will still...

  • Create a report form

    You can find this manual item also in our workshop. Click here to view the workshop video. Reports can be used to register adverse events (AE) and also to record any other data which is not part of th...

  • Export and import the form structure

    You can find this manual item also in our workshop. Click here to view the workshop video. Export the form structure The 'export' function can be used to download a copy of your study forms so you can...

  • Print the study forms

    Learn how to create a printable version of your study forms. Print study, report or a survey You can print either the structure of your Study (i.e. all phases/steps and their fields), all Reports or a...

  • Keyboard shortcuts

    You can now use keyboard shortcuts to navigate through different tabs in Castor and to open/close dialog windows.  Use Alt + ? (in Windows) or Option + ? (On a Mac) to display all available keyboard s...

  • Tips & tricks - Beginners

    1. Creating fields When creating new fields, the 'Label' field is the actual question that will be displayed in the eCRF. It is advised to also use the 'Variable name' field. The variable name will as...