CIGEV OpenScience aims to optimize the efficient use of scientific resources and to enhance collaborative work by providing public access to different neuropsychological test batteries and cognitive assessments tools that have been repeatedly used and widely established in previous research.

The core goals of CIGEV OpenScience are (1) to provide detailed, transparent, copyright-free information that allow researchers to independently reproduce these tools for their own use and (2) to provide free access to ready-to-use materials in a collaborative context.

Below, you can find a brief summary of the different OpenScience Materials with brief descriptions of the tools, their previous application, and references.

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IMPORTANT: Please note that this website is still under construction and will only be finished by end of 2021. Preliminary version last updated on October 12, 2021

COGTEL (Cognitive Telephone Screening Instrument; Kliegel et al., 2007)

A practical and rapid tool that allows assessing cognitive functioning in a global perspective: short- and long-term memory, working memory, prospective memory, verbal fluency, inductive reasoning. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to administer and provides detailed results (overall score and scores per sub-domain).

In its most recent update, we have developed an online version — the eCOGTEL — that allows for a remote, self-administered assessment of cognitive functioning.

A free demo version of the eCOGTEL (in French) can be found here.

References of previous studies using the COGTEL:

  • Alexopoulos, P., Skondra, M., Kontogianni, E., Vratsista, A., Frouda, M., Konstantopoulou, G., Aligianni, S.I., Charalampopoulou, M., Lentzari, I., Gourzis, P., Kliegel, M., Εconomou, P., & Politis, A. (in press). Validation of the Cognitive Telephone Screening Instruments COGTEL and COGTEL+ in identifying clinically diagnosed neurocognitive disorder due to Alzheimer's disease in a naturalistic clinical setting. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Breitling, L.P., Wolf, M., Müller, H., Raum, E., Kliegel, M., & Brenner, H. (2010). Large-scale application of a telephone-based test of cognitive functioning in older adults. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 30, 309-316.
  • Ihle, A., Gouveia, É. R., Gouveia, B. R., & Kliegel, M. (2017). The Cognitive Telephone Screening Instrument (COGTEL): A Brief, Reliable, and Valid Tool for Capturing Inter-individual Differences in Cognitive Functioning in Epidemiological and Aging Studies. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra, 7, 339-345.
  • Kliegel, M., Martin, M. & Jäger, T. (2007). Development and Validation of the Cognitive Tele-phone Screening Instrument for the Assessment of Cognitive Function Across Adulthood (COGTEL). The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 141, 147-170.
  • Tinôco, M.A., Gouveia, E.R., Ihle, A., Adilson M., Gouveia, B.R., Kliegel, M. (2019). The Cognitive Telephone Screening Instrument (COGTEL): a reliable and valid tool for the assessment of cognitive functioning in the Brazilian elderly. Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, 22(1).

More detailed information and access coming soon.

Geneva Space Cruiser

Based on previous versions of the Cruiser (e.g., Kerns, 2000), the Geneva Space Cruiser represents a new online adaptation of the serious-game like task that allows assessing participants’ prospective memory, that is, their ability to remember to perform planned intentions after delay.

More detailed information and access coming soon.