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Taking part in Cam-CAN Research

Who can take part?

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.

I received an invitation letter. What do I do now?

The recruitment phase of the study is now complete so you need take no action.

Can I have more information about the project?

A Participant Information Sheet is available by clicking here: download Participant Information Sheet.

You can also find out about the project progress by looking at our latest 2017 newsletter:

The latest newsletter can be found here:

Cam-CAN Newsletter 2017

Previous newsletters can be found here:

Cam-CAN Newsletter 2015 Cam-CAN Newsletter 2014 Cam-CAN Newsletter 2013 Cam-CAN Newsletter 2012 Cam-CAN Newsletter 2011

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.

I have taken part in the study. What is happening to the data Cam-CAN collected?

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.

I have questions, who can I contact?

For any questions about the project please do contact the Cam-CAN Admin, by e-mail at camcan-admin@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk, telephone on 01223 355294, or by letter to
Cam-CAN
Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3EB.