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Videos and slides available: Introducing longitudinal population studies: The ONS Longitudinal Study and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England 2

Discover more about the longitudinal data available in the ONS Longitudinal Study & Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (Cohort 2). Videos and slides from the session are available below.

About the webinar series

This ongoing webinar series aims to showcase a number of longitudinal population studies to biomedical science researchers who may be otherwise unfamiliar with the study data, what it can offer for biomedical research, and data access arrangements. The series is designed to introduce researchers to new studies that could be of use to them in their longitudinal research and investigations.

Each study presentation covers an overview of the study, what data has been collected, how to access the data, and research case studies.

Watch the introduction to the ONS Longitudinal Study

Oliver Duke-Williams & Jim Newman introduce the ONS Longitudinal Study which contains linked census and life events data for 1% of the population of England and Wales. The study has records on over 500,000 people usually resident in either England or Wales at each point in time and is largely representative of the whole population.

Download the ONS Longitudinal Study slides

Watch the introduction to the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: Cohort 2

Anna Scholes & Michael Dale explore the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: Cohort 2 (LSYPE2). Established in 2013 and managed by the Department for Education, LSYPE2 is a major study of young people that builds on the first LSYPE, now known as Next Steps. The study covers a wide range of topics including educational experiences, health and risky behaviours, relationships, future plans, employment and more.

Download the LSYPE2 slides

Related webinars

In 2021-22, CLOSER ran a related webinar series introducing biomedical-focused longitudinal population studies from a social science perspective. The series introduced the following studies:

Further information

If you have any questions, or require further information, please contact CLOSER Digital Communications and Events Manager, Jennie Blows (