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Compusense Academic Consortium

The Compusense Academic Consortium is an offering for the Compusense Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) platform intended for Universities and other Academic research institutions.

  • It’s an approach for Universities to use the web-based Compusense Cloud, while taking into account limited academic budgets.
  • Compusense maintains an infrastructure that is shared by many different Academic Consortium subscribers.


Visit our Consortium Credit Submission page to see what activities are eligible, and to submit your activities for review.


An annual subscription to the Academic Consortium comes with:

  • One software seat for creating tests, data analysis, reporting and panel management
  • Unlimited tests and results
  • Two Groups for organizing your work, one to be used exclusively for research.
  • A data collection website
  • A database for your tests, panelists and products
  • Access to our Technical Support Team (see Note 1)
  • A web-based Getting Started Training (see Note 2)

Note 1 - Up to 6 hours per calendar month of Technical Support assistance by phone and email

Note 2 - To be held at your convenience within the first three weeks of your subscriptions setup

Benefits to Subscribers

How can Universities benefit from the Compusense Academic Consortium?

  • Connect with a network of like-minded researchers – Universities all over the world are participating the Compusense Academic Consortium, engaging in projects that further sensory and consumer research globally. Many members have partnered with Compusense on joint research work. The Consortium is configured to facilitate global research collaboration between universities on shared studies.
  • Replace outdated / inflexible software – web-based testing with a market-leading application means access to the latest methodologies and test types.
  • Increased testing flexibility – run tests anywhere with an Internet connection and a device with a modern web browser.
  • Run tests at a lower cost than a standard Compusense Cloud commercial subscription
  • More affordable data collection hardware options are available, such as iPads or Android devices
  • IT management costs are drastically reduced
  • Develop collaborative relationships between researchers

Why does Compusense offer the Compusense Academic Consortium?

  • The Compusense Academic Consortium will further our research program. Compusense is more than just a software supplier. We’re also researchers with a growing list of publications and presentations that demonstrates our commitment. The Compusense Academic Consortium offers an exciting new platform for collaboration between Compusense and subscribing Universities, on studies, projects and methodologies.
  • Having a relationship with academia informs the direction and future of our work. We strive to create software based on sound scientific principles and best practice. We learn a great deal from the Universities with whom we work.

Compusense Academic Consortium Members:

Aarhus Universitet, Denmark 
Abertay University, UK
Acadia University, Canada
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Brigham Young University, USA
Brigham Young University Idaho, USA
Brock University, Canada
The California State University, USA
Central Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taiwan
Centro De Aromas Y Sabroes, Chile
Clarke University, USA
Cornell University, USA
Culinary Institute of America, USA
Deakin University, Australia 
Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, USA
E.T.S.I. Agronomos, Spain
Federal Fluminense University, Brazil
Singapore Polytechnic, Food Innovation & Resource Centre, Singapore
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland
George Brown College, Canada
Graz University of Technology, Austria
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Henan University of Technology, China
Heriot-Watt University, UK
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam
Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos, Spain
Institute of Technology Tallaght, Ireland
Instituto Maua de Technologia, Brazil
Kansas State University, USA
Liverpool Hope University, UK
London Metropolitan University, UK
Massey University, New Zealand
Mississippi State University, USA
Monell Center, USA
National Institute of Health, USA
National University of Singapore, Singapore
North Carolina State University, USA
Ohio State University, USA
Oregon State University Department of  Food Science and Technology, USA

Oregon State University Food Innovation Center, USA
Oxford Brookes University
, UK
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
The Pennsylvania State University, Hospitality, USA Purdue University, USA
Queen Margaret University, UK
Shanghai Normal University, China
Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences, Singapore
Southwest University of China - Citrus Research Institute, China
Universiteit Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland
The College of William & Mary, USA
The Scotch Whisky Research Institute, UK
Universidad de la República Uruguay, Uruguay
Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
University of Alberta, Canada
University of Florida - Citrus Research and Education Center, USA
University of Florida - Food Science & Human Nutrition, USA
University of Georgia, USA
University of Ghana, Ghana
University of Guelph, Canada
University of Illinois, USA
University of Kentucky, USA
University of Minnesota, USA
The University of Nottingham, UK
University of Otago, New Zealand
University of Pretoria, South Africa
University of Reading, UK
University of South Australia, Australia
University of Turku, Finland
University of Ulster, Ireland
University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA
VLB Berlin, Germany
Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
Washington State University - Wine Science Center, USA
Washington State University, USA