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 face to face training events and webinars to introduce our longitudinal studies to researchers who are new to them, as well as to help all researchers find their way around particular datasets.

To find out about upcoming training, head to our events page. We also have a library of previous webinar recordings that you can explore below, and a video tutorial explaining how to download our study data from the UK Data Service.

For each of our datasets we also provide extensive documentation, including user guides. You can find these on the relevant study sweep page here on our website.

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

Webinar recordings

You can watch our most recent webinars, which introduce the latest data, innovations and findings from our four cohort studies.

Webinar introducing the 1958 National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study


Webinar introducing Next Steps

Webinar introducing the Millennium Cohort Study

Webinars from 2014 – 2017

Video tutorials

Accessing data from the UK Data Service

In this video tutorial, CLS’s Brian Dodgeon explains how to download data from the UK Data Service using the 1958 National Child Development Study as an example.

Contact us

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL