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Frequently Asked Questions

General

  1. What cognitive tests do you offer?
  2. Here is a list of the cognitive tests we currently offer in BrainBaseline Lab:

    Blink (Attentional Blink), Digit Span (Memory Span), Flanker (Eriksen Flanker Task), N-Back (Working Memory Test), Face Task, Posner (Posner Cueing Task or Posner Paradigm), Speed, SPWM (Spatial Working Memory), Stroop, Symbols, Task Switching (Set-shifting), Trails (Trail Making Test), Visual Search, VSTM (Visual Short Term Memory)

    We have over 40 tests in the BrainBaseline platform and if you are interested adding these or other tests not on this list to the app, contact us.

  3. What do I need to use BrainBaseline Lab?
  4. To create a study you will need access to the Internet on either a tablet or a computer. Simply make an account at brainbaseline.com/lab and then add a study. To administer the study you will need an iPad. Once you download the BrainBaseline Lab iPad app from the App Store and login you can download the study you created on the website. Multiple studies can be on the same iPad and multiple subjects can use the same iPad.

  5. Do you have apps for tablets other than the iPad or for phones?
  6. Because Android devices are so varied we currently do not have any cognitive test apps for them. We have been working to customize cognitive tests for ResearchKit on the iPhone and iPad. To learn more about that work please contact us.

  7. Does it cost anything to use BrainBaseline Lab?
  8. The alpha launch of BrainBaseline Lab is completely free! Before we charge for our services we wanted to make sure that users are happy with the results.

  9. What data is gathered in your cognitive tests?
  10. Each cognitive test in BrainBaseline Lab records different metrics, typically accuracy, response time, or a combination.

  11. How do I retrieve my data?
  12. Data can be retrieved instantly on the Studies page of the website. Simply login, select the study, and click the “Retrieve Your Data” button in the top right corner of the study’s tab. Your data is given in a ZIP file that contains a coma-separated values or CSV file for each test as well as a CSV file with general information about your study. Each time you download these files they will have all of the data for your entire study, not just new data.

  13. Is there a limit to the number of studies I can have?
  14. There will be a limit, but the number is not currently set. We advise you to keep your study count under five.

  15. Are these studies double-blind? What is used to identify the subjects?
  16. Yes, these studies are double-blind, BrainBaseline Lab creates a random and unique Subject ID for each subject.

  17. Is the data stored in a HIPAA compliant manner?
  18. Yes, BrainBaseline Lab’s servers are physically separated from other severs and have been confirmed at HIPAA compliant.

  19. Can I edit my study after I create it?
  20. Currently you cannot edit your study after it is created, but we plan to allow study administrators to edit their studies soon.

  21. Where are my Subject IDs and pins?
  22. To retrieve Subject IDs and pins select the study you want on the Studies page. In the lower right corner of its tab click the “View Details” button. At the bottom right of the details page for the study is a “Download Study Materials” button. This button downloads a comma-separated value (CSV) file that lists all of your Subject IDs and their corresponding pins.

  23. How do I deactivate a study?
  24. To deactivate a study select that study on the Studies page. In the lower right corner of its tab click the “View Details” button. At the bottom right of the details page for the study is a “Deactivate Study” button. Be aware that this will permanently delete this study. When a study is completed it is common to not deactivate it so the data can be retrieved again at anytime.

Study Creation

  1. How do I create a study?
  2. The “Create A New Study” button is located in the upper right corner of the Studies page. Follow the step-by-step instructions on each page to complete the process.

  3. What should I name my study?
  4. Study names should include your organization’s name, the study’s subject matter, and a number. Such as “DigitalArtefacts Exercise 002” or “BrainBaseline HeadTrauma 003.”

  5. What is a subject?
  6. A subject in your study is an individual that will be taking the cognitive tests you specify.

  7. Is there a limit to the number of subjects I can have?
  8. For this alpha launch of BrainBaseline Lab we are limiting the number of subjects per study to 5. If you are interested in a larger subject group please contact us.

  9. Can I add or delete subjects later?
  10. Users currently cannot add or delete subjects to a study once it is created. In the near future, we plan to allow study administrators to add more subjects to studies. Subjects cannot be deleted from a study, but study results are delivered in a fully editable format.

  11. What is a session?
  12. A session is a workflow of tests that a subject must complete in one sitting.

  13. Is there a limit to the number of sessions?
  14. For this alpha launch of BrainBaseline Lab we are limiting the number of sessions per study to 5. If you are interested in more sessions please contact us.

  15. What is the difference between random and fixed ordering?
  16. If you designate a session to have a random order each test will be taken exactly once and in any order. If you designate a session to have a fixed order you will need to decide the order of the tests and you can have the subjects take a test more than once.