Well-trained clinical raters and psychometricians are the first step in collecting quality data. Rater training and certification is a core competency of the staff at NeuroCog Trials. We have trained and certified more than 6,000 raters around the world to administer a wide variety of neuropsychological assessments in diverse therapeutic areas including, but not limited to:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
  • Brain cancer
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)


Our rater training systems are customized specifically to maximize the quality of trial data.  Our team works with sites and raters to ensure they are qualified, prepared, and competent prior to collecting data for your trial.   Whether training on interview-based assessments or cognitive measures, our methodologies have been proven to promote higher inter-rater reliability. We understand that training is crucial to ensuring consistent administration and scoring of these measures across sites and raters. NCT’s prior experience has indicated that successful training requires a customized approach to meet the needs of the specific instruments chosen.  Our training platform includes some of the following options:

  • Rater Qualification
  • Web Access Didactic Training
  • Interactive Didactic Training
  • Small Group Practice
  • One-to-One Certification (Live or Remote)
  • In-study Monitoring (See Data Review)
  • Refresher Training
  • Remediation Training


In customizing your training plan, both our scientific and operational teams will collaborate to ensure scientific sound methods that can be readily implemented into your program.