COSMIC Membership Criteria

CHeBA Consortia - COSMIC
Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium: An international consortium to combine data from population-based longitudinal cohorts studies to identify common risk factors for dementia and cognitive decline.

Studies are eligible to participate in COSMIC if they meet the following membership criteria:

  1. Are epidemiological, and therefore population-based.
  2. Have a minimum sample size of 500.
  3. Examine individuals aged 60 years and over.
  4. Are longitudinal, with a minimum of two assessments.
  5. Include assessment of cognitive function as an important, if not central, objective.
  6. The outcome measures include dementia and/or cognitive impairment and/or cognitive decline.
  7. Studies from Africa, South America and Eastern Europe are particularly encouraged to join.