The science of ageing
The recruitment phase of the study is now complete. We randomly selected people who are registered at GP
surgeries in the Cambridge city area. If you were selected you would have
received a Cam-CAN invitation letter from your GP. The only
information provided to us is name, address, gender, and month and
year of birth. All of this information has been processed by us in
accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The recruitment phase of the study is now complete so you need take no action.
A Participant Information Sheet is available by clicking
here: download Participant
You can also find out about the project progress by looking at
our latest 2015 newsletter:
Previous newsletters can be found here:
If you wish to learn more about our research, you may wish to
watch the youtube video of "The Resilient Brain: Cognition and
Ageing", the 2011 British Academy/British Psychological Society
Lecture given by Professor Lorraine Tyler FBA at the Royal
Society. Click here
to see the video.
Your personal information is stored on a secure network and only selected members of the Cam-CAN research team and authorised members of the MRC-CBSU (where required for neuroimaging purposes)
will have access to it. Your research data is stored in an anonymous format and is currently being analysed by the Cam-CAN research team
and affiliated researchers to answer the key questions this study aims to investigate. The detailed dataset we have collected can be analysed in many ways and
is potentially extremely useful to answer all manner of research questions, not just those outlined in the original research plan. Anonymous data may
potentially be used in other research projects by both Cam-CAN researchers and those outside of the project, if such data use is deemed appropriate by the Cam-CAN Business Committee.
As results of the data are published and presented we will provide details on the Publications page of this website. You will never be identifiable in any such publication/presentation.
For any questions about the project please do contact the Cam-CAN
Administrator, Marie Dixon, by e-mail at email@example.com,
telephone on 01223 766458, or by letter to
Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB2 3EB.