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Slides available: Introducing longitudinal population studies from a biomedical science perspective – Understanding Society & Growing Up in Scotland

Register now to attend our webinar introducing Understanding Society and Growing Up in Scotland from a biomedical research perspective.

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Webinar

Slides available: Metadata management in the real world: DDI tools – Managing Metadata Quality at CLOSER

Register now to join our next 'Metadata management in the real world' webinar exploring DDI tools (21 September 2022, 16:00-17:30 BST).

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Exhibition

British Education Research Association 2022 conference

CLOSER will attend this year's British Education Research Association conference in Liverpool, UK from 6-8 September 2022.

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Training

UKAN training: Anonymisation Decision Making Framework (ADF)

This training was designed to give Longitudinal Population Study Data Managers a conceptual understanding as to how to evaluate & mitigate disclosure risk.

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Conference

UKDS Health Studies User Conference 2022

CLOSER Research Fellow, Dr Neil Kaye demonstrated the Learning Hub and how it can help researchers using longitudinal population study data in their research at this year's UKDS Health Studies User conference.

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Webinar

Videos and slides available: Introducing longitudinal biomedical studies from a social science perspective – ELSA & NICOLA

This webinar in our series exploring longitudinal biomedical studies from a social science perspective will focused on ELSA and NICOLA.

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Metadata Uplift – PDF/Excel to Structured DDI Documentation

CLOSER's Senior Metadata Manager, Hayley Mills took part in a panel session during this webinar on metadata uplift.

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Conference

IASSIST 2022 conference

The theme of this year's IASSIST conference was “Data by Design: Building a Sustainable Data Culture”.

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Workshop

CLOSER online workshop: Developing data sharing agreements with NHS Digital

This workshop focused on developing data sharing agreements with NHS Digital.

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Webinar

Videos and slides available: A step-by-step guide to applying and accessing linked data in the UK LLC Trusted Research Environment

This webinar introduced the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration and the new Trusted Research Environment for accessing longitudinal COVID-19 data linked with health and environment data.

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Training

Using the Colectica REST API to access CLOSER Discovery Metadata (9 & 16 March)

This two-day training workshop, delivered by Colectica, explored longitudinal study metadata in novel ways.

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Training

Accessing and using ‘real-world’ study data – a Stata-based introduction for newcomers to longitudinal research (2022)

This course comprised a series of introductory workshops for students facing the challenges of using ‘real-world’ datasets.

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Training

Longitudinal measurement equivalence – new comparative research methods training for the CLOSER partner studies (1-2 March)

This two-day training event aimed to help researchers affiliated with the CLOSER partner studies learn and practice new skills for comparative research (between studies and across time periods) using cohort and panel data.

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Conference

Videos and slides available: Preparing for the future III – tackling key challenges facing longitudinal population studies in a post-COVID world

CLOSER's Preparing for the future III conference focused on the impact of COVID-19, data linkage, new forms of data collection, influencing policy, and participant and public engagement.

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Webinar

Video and slides available: Metadata management in the real world: ESRC Future Data Services

Register now for the next webinar in our Metadata management in the real world series focused on the ESRC Future Data Services programme.

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Video and slides available: Introducing longitudinal biomedical studies from a social science perspective: Southampton Women’s Survey & the Hertfordshire Cohort Study

Download the slides from our webinar introducing the Southampton Women's Survey and the Hertfordshire Cohort Study from a social science perspective.

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Conference

Videos and slides available: Learning from longitudinal studies in LMICs – before, during and after Covid-19

Register now for the free, four-day conference focused on longitudinal studies in low- and middle- income countries pre and post COVID-19.

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Webinar

Videos and slides available: Introducing longitudinal biomedical studies from a social science perspective – ALSPAC & Generation Scotland

Videos and slides from this webinar exploring the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children & Generation Scotland are now available.

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Videos and slides available: Metadata management in the real world: Enhanced data services with structured metadata

 About the webinar The second webinar in our series, Metadata management in the real world showcased new developments at Metadata Technology North America (MTNA) and the UK Data Service. Both organisations...

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Videos and slides available: Introducing longitudinal biomedical studies from a social science perspective – Born in Bradford and TwinsUK

Videos and slides from this webinar introducing Born in Bradford and TwinsUK are now available on the CLOSER website.

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Video and slides available: Examining cognition within and across longitudinal studies: Introducing CLOSER’s online cognitive measures guide

This webinar showcased CLOSER's online guide to the cognitive measures available within and across five British birth cohort studies.

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Video available: The Catalogue of Mental Health Measures: Discovering the depths of mental health data in UK longitudinal studies

Join CLOSER's upcoming webinar (1 October 2020) introducing the Catalogue of Mental Health Measures and how it can be to aid your research.

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Videos available: Metadata management in the real world: Questionnaire Development and Data Collection

Join us on 23 September 2020 for the first webinar in our new series, Metadata management in the real world.

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Webinar

Video available: CLOSER Seminars – Using longitudinal data to explore young people’s social media use

In this webinar, Dr Amy Orben discussed her longitudinal research on the relationship between adolescent social media use and wellbeing.

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Conference

Preparing for the future II: international approaches to challenges facing the longitudinal population studies

CLOSER is hosting a second collaborative conference for the international longitudinal population studies community to share learning, and develop common solutions to key challenges.

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Workshop

Report and slides available: Understanding metadata management in longitudinal studies

This two-day CLOSER workshop explored metadata management in longitudinal studies. Presentation slides from the event are available on the event page.

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Workshop

Slides available: Harmonising mental health measurements from the British birth cohorts

This event looked at mental health measures in the British birth cohorts, and how they've been harmonised to enable cross-study research.

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Workshop

Slides available: Using multiple longitudinal studies for age-period-cohort investigations

This workshop, held in February 2019, focused on the use of multiple longitudinal studies for age-period-cohort investigation.

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Conference

Preparing for the future: tackling the key challenges facing the UK’s longitudinal population studies

This event brought together members of the longitudinal community to discuss the shared challenges they currently face and identify potential solutions.

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Workshop

Slides available: Cross-study research: Opportunities, challenges and examples

This workshop aimed to provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges inherent in cross-study research, with a particular focus on data harmonisation.

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Workshop

Slides available: Methods of disclosure control: Best practice within longitudinal studies

The development of new and innovative methods of disclosure control are vitally important to the current and future management of longitudinal data.

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