Training and support

Raising awareness of our studies, and helping researchers to develop their knowledge and skills to use the study data in their work, is an important part of what we do.

We run a wide range of training events and webinars to help new and existing users learn more about our longitudinal studies and how to use them. To find out about upcoming training, head to our events page.

You can watch our most recent webinars, which introduce the latest data, innovations and findings from our four cohort studies below. Check out the CLS YouTube channel for more content.

For our COVID-19 survey online training please see the separate COVID-19 training page.

Outputs

New content, 27 October 2020

Video: Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) linked education administrative datasets
(2020, 10 minutes)
This webinar introduces data users to the MCS linked education administrative datasets. Cohort members education records up to the age of 16 have been linked to their survey data by the Department for Education.
Data sets are available from the UK Data Service Secure Lab under study number 8481.
Presenter: Sarab Rihal, Research Data Manager, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

 

Outputs

Introductory webinars

An introduction to our cohorts

1958 National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study
(2018, 73 minutes)
Presenter: Brian Dodgeon, Research Fellow, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Next Steps Study
(2017, 15 minutes)
This webinar introduces data users to the Next Steps study and gives an overview of the Age 25 Sweep content. It also covers the data and documentation, and survey design and weights.
Presenter: Lisa Calderwood, Professor, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Millennium Cohort Study Session 1
(2017, 20 minutes)
This webinar introduces data users to the Millennium Cohort Study. It also gives an overview of the Age 14 Sweep, including sessions on survey content, data and documentation, and non-response.
Presenter: Vanessa Moulton, Research Associate, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Millennium Cohort Study Session 2: What’s new in MCS6
(2017, 27 minutes)
This session looks at new features in the data from the Age 14 Survey.
Presenter: Kate Smith, Survey Manager, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Webinar: Intro to the Millennium Cohort Study & the Age 14 Survey, Session 3: Data of MCS6
(2017, 29 minutes)
In this session we look at Age 14 data including data and documentation deposit, the survey data format, merging MCS data and Linked administrative date.
Presenter: Vilma Agalioti-Sgompou, Research Data Manager, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Webinar: Intro to the Millennium Cohort Study & the Age 14 Survey, Session 4: Non-response in MCS
(2017, 28 minutes)
In session 3 of the series we look at survey response rates, handling missing data and weighting.
Presenter: Tarek Mostafa, Research Officer, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

 

Outputs

Webinars

Special topics

1970 British Cohort Study: Introduction to the Age 46 Sweep
(2019, 42 minutes)
This webinar introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Sweep covered: data collection, content, and emerging findings.
Presenters: Matt Brown, Senior Survey Manager, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) and Ellen Thompson, Research Associate, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Millennium Cohort Study: Time use diaries and accelerometry data
(2018, 44 minutes)
Presenter: Vanessa Moulton, Research Associate, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS)
This webinar  gives data users an overview of the time use diaries and accelerometry data collected during the Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Sweep.

Outputs

Webinars

Video tutorials

Accessing data from the UK Data Service
(2017, 11 minutes)
In this video tutorial, we explain how to download data from the UK Data Service, using the 1958 National Child Development Study as an example.
Presenter: Brian Dodgeon, Research Fellow, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Contact us

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UCL Social Research Institute

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London WC1H 0AL

Email: clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk