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.
You can watch our most recent webinars, which introduce the latest data, innovations and findings from our four cohort studies.
This webinar from March 2018 gives data users an overview of these two studies.
This playlist of webinars from June 2017 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.
This playlist of webinars from February 2017 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.
This webinar from June 2018 gives data users an overview of the time use diaries and accelerometry data collected during the Millennium Cohort Study age 14 sweep.
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.