We make all our cohort study data available via the public data repositories wherever possible. However, access to certain data is governed internally by the CLS Data Access Committee (CLS DAC), either because:
To request data directly from CLS, you will need to apply directly to the CLS DAC.
The CLS DAC manages and evaluates requests according to the data sharing principles and approval criteria set out on the CLS Data Access Framework.
The functioning of the CLS DAC is described in the CLS DAC Terms of Reference.
The CLS DAC welcomes applications to access the following types of data:
To apply for any of the above, please download the document below and read carefully the CLS DAC data access guidelines before submitting your completed application form to email@example.com.
Please allow plenty of time for us to process your request. We suggest you submit your application at least three months before you plan to start your research.
In addition to specific data requests listed above, the CLS DAC also welcomes proposals to:
Find more information here: Proposing data linkages and enhancements.
The CLS DAC meet monthly (except during the summer break) to assess new and amended applications. The 2023 deadlines for sending us any DAC forms for review are:
Deadline for applications in 2023
Wednesday 31 May
Wednesday 28 June
Wednesday 30 August
Wednesday 27 September
Wednesday 25 October
Wednesday 22 November