BOCA Study Informed Consent Form

Title of the trial: Longitudinal Cognitive Assessment by Boston Cognitive Assessment (BoCA)

Principal investigator:  Andrey Vyshedskiy, PhD

Phone number:  (617) 433-8577 identifier: NCT04114994


What is the purpose of this trial?

The Boston Cognitive Assessment (BoCA) is a self-administered online test intended for longitudinal cognitive monitoring. BoCA uses random not-repeating tasks to minimize learning effects. BoCA was developed to evaluate the effects of treatment in longitudinal clinical trials and available gratis to individuals and professionals.

Who can enroll into the study?

You can enroll, if you are 50 years old or older.

What happens in the trial?

You will be evaluated with BoCA test and another cognitive test.

What are the possible benefits and drawbacks of participation?

Many treatable conditions such as sleep disorders, mood problems, heavy metal accumulation, as well as lack of movement and social interactions can affect memory and thinking. Monitoring your cognitive health can help your doctor assess if an underlying condition is causing your cognitive decline. You will see your results immediately after the test and also see your progress charts. You will also help a research for Alzheimer’s treatment.

Do I have to take part?

You DO NOT have to consent. It is your free decision whether or not to participate.

How long will I be in the study?

We expect that the complete evaluation will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Is there any way being in this study could be bad for me?

No physical or emotional harm is expected to come to you as a result of your participation; however, you may find some of the tasks frustrating or tiring.

What if I enroll in the trial, but change my mind later?

Participation in the trial is completely voluntary. Even after you have agreed to participate, you can withdraw your consent at any time. The information collected up until the time of your withdrawal may still be used. This is important for the integrity of the trial. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

What happens to my information collected for the research?

During registration, we collect the year of birth. To avoid privacy concerns, we do not collect the exact date of birth or your name. Analyzed cumulative data across all participants may be published in research journal papers or conference proceedings. All published data is completely anonymous such that no individual may be directly or indirectly identified.

Are there any costs for participating in this research?

There are no costs associated with your participation in the research.

Will I be paid for my participation in this research?

You will not be paid to participate in this study.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the study?

– Andrey Vyshedskiy, Ph.D., email: [email protected] or phone: (617) 433-8577.