Exploring our data

CLS online bibliography

Our online bibliography includes published material based on our cohort study data. Please do tell us about any of your work that uses our data (journal articles, books, reports, working papers, conference presentations, etc.) so that we can add it to the bibliography. You can email us at clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk.

The bibliography can help you and other researchers find out what work has already been done using our data. It also lets us know how useful the data are to the research community, which can help us to secure funding for the future of our studies.

CLS study pages

We have an extensive range of data documentation available, including study questionnaires, user guides, technical reports, working papers and data dictionaries. They can all be found in the study sweep pages of this website.

UK Data Service

Comprehensive data dictionaries and user guides are also available from the UK Data Service. The following links will take you to the relevant area of the UK Data Service for each of our four studies:

For any questions on our cohort data (such as how to download data or find variables), or if you have any questions about the data you have downloaded, the UK Data Service Helpdesk will be able to direct you to the experts most able to provide the answers you need.

CLOSER Discovery

Some of our data are also searchable through the online platform CLOSER Discovery. CLOSER Discovery is an online platform that allows users to explore the content of multiple UK longitudinal studies. CLOSER Discovery is regularly updated to include more content from each longitudinal study. The full list of study questionnaires and datasets currently available in CLOSER Discovery, as well as the instruments that will be added at a later date, can be found on the website. The CLS studies documentation currently available in CLOSER Discovery include most survey instruments, questions and variables for the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study,the Next Steps study and the Millennium Cohort Study.

CLOSER Discovery aims to include additional survey instruments, questions and variables in the future. 

Contact us

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Social Research Institute

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Email: clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk