The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has launched a review of the longitudinal studies it funds, to be carried out from 2016-18.
The purpose of the review is to assess the scientific need for longitudinal studies and consider how they can meet the needs of future interdisciplinary research challenges, both individually and collectively.
The recommendations from the review will inform the ESRC’s future strategy, funding, management and commissioning decisions, including what to continue, to change, to stop and to start.
More specifically, the review will examine:
The review will be carried out by independent, international panel chaired by Prof Pamela Davis-Kean of the University of Michigan.
Respond to the surveymonkey questionnaire here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/23RRD9L
Anyone with an interest in longitudinal studies is strongly encouraged to take part in the first phase of the review – an online consultation running from 3 October to 4 November 2016.
Respondents are asked to give their input in two main areas:
The consultation also asks respondents to reconsider the priorities identified in the ESRC’s previous review, conducted in 2006.
Responses to the consultation will inform the next stage of the review, a Scientific Needs Workshop.