Here at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) we are committed to keeping your personal information safe and to making sure you know how we will use the details you share with us.
In addition, we have separate and clear arrangements for protecting the information we collect from the participants in our four cohort studies for the purpose of research.
Participants can find out more here:
More information about our information governance can be found here.
CLS is home to four of Britain’s leading longitudinal cohort studies. As well as running these studies, which each have thousands of participants, we train people in how they can use the data we collect in their research.
We also carry out our own research based on our studies, across a wide range of topics. We share our findings to help inform public policy and practice and ultimately improve lives.
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We hold a mailing list of people who have expressed an interest in hearing about the latest CLS news and events.
If you’re on this list, these are the types of things we might tell you about by email:
From time to time, we might update you on other things that don’t fit into one of the above categories. But anything we do send you will be directly relevant to what’s happening at CLS.
When we email you, you will always have the option to unsubscribe from future notifications or update your contact details. You can also do this at any other time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hold a range of different events, from training workshops and webinars to help researchers find their way around our studies, to briefings on our own new research.
When you register to attend one of our events, our booking form will ask you for certain information. This includes your name and email address, and usually also your job title, organisation and main area of research interest. We aim to make our events as positive an experience as possible for everyone, so we may ask if you have any special dietary or accessibility requirements as well.
We also store information about who attended our events. This helps us to evaluate past events and plan future ones, and also enables us to report internally and to our funders on the reach and success of our events. Any analysis and reports we share with our funders will not include any identifying information.
As much as we’d love to stay in touch, when you register for one of our events we won’t add you to our mailing list unless you ask us to, in line with the General Data Protection Regulations. This means you won’t automatically receive details of future events and other CLS news. If you would like to hear from us again, you’ll be able to sign up to our mailing list from the information we send you about the event you registered for. You can also join our mailing list at any time by emailing us at email@example.com.
Under the General Data Protection Regulations, you can ask us to update or remove the information we hold about you at any time. You can also ask us to give you the information we hold about you.
For more information about this, or to make a complaint about how we have handled your data, please contact UCL’s Data Protection Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org.