CogSCAN: Evaluation of computerised cognitive tests in healthy older adults

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
8-12 hours over 4 visits
State of study
New South Wales

Researchers at the University of New South Wales are seeking volunteer research participants to help evaluate computer-administered cognitive tests as a new technology with enormous potential to improve the way we evaluate memory and thinking in older adults. You can help to assess their user-friendliness and acceptability for older Australians.

Since computerised tests are being increasingly used in clinical practice and research, this world first study will examine whether they are as good as the tests typically administered face to face by a neuropsychologist. It is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Am I eligible for this research study? If you are aged 60 years and older, speak English fluently and have not had a diagnosis of dementia, then you might be eligible to participate.

What would happen if I took part in the research study? If you decide to volunteer, you will be asked to complete some questionnaires and an interview about your general health, do some computerised cognitive (‘thinking’) tasks on a touch screen tablet computer (iPad) and also face-to-face. We are interested in what you think of the tasks. We’d like to hear from people with all levels of computer experience (or none)!

Further information

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study, please contact the study team: Email:; Phone: (02) 9385 0186; Website:

This study has been approved by The University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics Committee, reference number HC180294.

Study Address
Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, University of New South Wales
Full Name
CogSCAN Team
University of New South Wales
Phone Number
(02) 9385 0186