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Introduction to Next Steps: a longitudinal study in England

28 February 2022

This training webinar gives first-time users and researchers less familiar with Next Steps an insight into this unique cohort of ‘millennials’ in England. It includes an introduction to the study aims, content and design as well as a helpful look at some of the types of research that can be conducted using the study

Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

25 October 2021

This webinar gives first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). If you are a Masters or PhD student, or a researcher in academia or the third sector new to the birth cohorts, this event provides an overview of what’s available and how to get started.

COVID-19 Survey in Five National Longitudinal Studies, waves 1-3 – webinar

10 May 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve run a series of surveys to find out about the experiences of the participants in five national longitudinal cohort studies. This webinar gives an overview of the three waves of the survey, focusing on content, dealing with non-response and findings. Resources from this webinar are available here.

An introduction to linked health administrative data in four cohort studies

19 January 2021

Several administrative health records have recently been linked to the CLS cohort studies survey data, opening up new possibilities for health researchers. In this webinar, researchers found out what’s included in the linked datasets and how to access them.

The Age 17 Sweep – Millennium Cohort Study Webinar

13 November 2020

Data from the age 17 Sweep of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) are now available to download from the UK Data Service. This introductory webinar looked at what was new in the this survey. Our researchers answered questions from data users.  

CLS COVID-19 survey online training session

30 June 2020

In August 2020 we ran an online training session to support researchers wishing to use data from our recent COVID-19 survey. In May we carried out a wave 1 (of 3) survey of over 18,000 participants (aged between 19 and 74) of five nationally representative longitudinal cohort studies based at UCL. Researchers now have access […]

Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Sweep

13 June 2019

The webinar introduction to the BCS70 age 46 data covered: data collection, content and emerging findings.

Investigating obesity in the UK – what data can I use?

6 February 2019

This webinar is jointly organised by CLOSER and the UK Data Service as part of the ESRC-funded data resource’s collaborative webinar series, ESRC data resources: discovering data and how to use it.

Longitudinal data for ethnicity & migration research in the UK: Understanding Society and the Millennium Cohort Study

6 February 2019

This session was jointly organised by Understanding Society and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies as part of the ESRC funded data resource’s collaborative webinar series, ESRC data resources: discovering data and how to use it.

Education in the long run – which data are available?

6 February 2019

This webinar is jointly organised by the UK Data Service and CeLSIUS as part of the ESRC-funded data resource’s collaborative webinar series, ESRC data resources: discovering data and how to use it.

Upcoming training events

12 October 2018

Each academic year, we organise a number of training events designed to help researchers use the data from our studies. Take a look at what’s coming up for the rest of this year.

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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