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New data from the Millennium Cohort Study: Time use diaries and accelerometry at Age 14

16 July 2018

This webinar introduced users to the new MCS6 (Age 14) time use diary and accelerometry data deposit. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

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A misspent youth? How new technology is shedding light on what teenagers do all day

18 May 2018

To coincide with the Millennium Cohort Study time use diary and accelerometer data release, CLS Survey Manager, Dr Emily Gilbert, discusses how the use of new technology has enabled us to gain new insights into the lives of the millennial generation.

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CLS responds to ESRC Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review

8 May 2018

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) today published its Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review, a report by an international panel, which was commissioned by the ESRC to review its investment in longitudinal studies.

Combining social and bio-medical data collection: pros and cons of different approaches

4 July 2017

Combining objective measurements of biomarkers with self-reported information about lifestyles and behaviour in longitudinal studies offers enormous research potential. This workshop comprised presentations from a range of UK longitudinal studies regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the approaches they’ve used. This workshop was hosted by CLOSER.

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The latest version of the 1970 British Cohort Study Activity Histories is now available

25 May 2017

The latest version of the 1970 British Cohort Study: Activity Histories (1986-2013) has now been released at the UK Data Archive.

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Millennium Cohort Study age 14 data now available

5 May 2017

Data from the sixth sweep of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) at age 14 is now available from the UK Data Service.

New technologies to measure non-health topics in longitudinal studies

4 May 2017

Drawing on evidence from across the longitudinal studies in CLOSER, and beyond, this workshop discussed the evidence gathered to date on the use of new technologies to measure non-health topics. This workshop was hosted by CLOSER.

Webinar: Introduction to the Millennium Cohort Study and the Age 14 Survey

28 February 2017

This webinar introduced the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) to both first-time and more experienced users. It focused on the newly-available data from the age 14 survey. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

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Please respond: ESRC Data Impact Review

24 February 2017

Users of Centre for Longitudinal Studies data are asked to respond to an online survey by 17 March as part of an ESRC review into the impact of its data infrastructure investments. Click here to access the online survey. It will take 10-15 minutes to complete. The review includes CLS and the cohorts it manages: […]

Methods of disclosure control: Best practice within longitudinal studies

18 January 2017

The development of new and innovative methods of disclosure control, or the techniques used to safeguard the confidentiality of information, are vitally important to the current and future management of longitudinal data. This workshop aimed to share information and insight into current innovations within the disclosure control field. This workshop was hosted by CLOSER.

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ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review

4 October 2016

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has launched a review of the longitudinal studies it funds, to be carried out from 2016-18.

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Give it time

3 October 2016

What makes cohort studies so important? CLS Director, Professor Alissa Goodman and Principal Investigator of the 1970 British Cohort Study, Professor Alice Sullivan explain in an IOE London blogpost.

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