A successful trial begins with selection and preparation of appropriate endpoint measures. We offer the following services to ensure your study starts on solid ground:

  • Outcome Selection and Scale Development (See also Consulting)
  • Feasibility analysis
    • Report on availability of scales, including validated translations in languages of interest
    • Ballpark prices for budget forecasting
  • License Procurement
    • Arrange permissions and licensing
  • Translations
    • Review existing translations for accuracy and cultural appropriateness
    • Provide full service translation services, including forward- and back-translations, cultural adaptation, cognitive debriefing and final reporting (see NCT Linguistics)
  • Custom Templating
    • Most measures can be adapted for pen-and-paper or tablet delivery
    • Test materials are organized by visit and administration schedules
  • Develop Custom Manuals
    • NeuroCog obtains permissions to reproduce relevant information from test publisher
  • Scale Distribution
    • Provision materials directly to multi-national sites
    • Managing global distribution and navigate customs regulations throughout diverse regions
    • Manage resupply of appropriate materials throughout the duration of your study



  • Eliminates confusion caused by multiple forms and manuals
  • Prevents errors in test administration order; increases compliance with retention intervals and counterbalance schedules
  • Custom manual serves as a single resource for all measures administered in the trial


NCT offers a Functional Service Provider (FSP) model for sponsors looking to outsource their scale management needs, benefiting from our expertise and established network with test publishers, copyright holders and scale authors.