CLOSER partner studies
31 May 2023
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Study Spotlight: MRC NSHD and the ageing population

In this Study Spotlight, we showcase the longest-running of the British birth cohort studies – the MRC National Survey of Health and Development – as we continue to showcase our partner studies that follow the UK’s ageing population. 

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Data harmonisation
22 May 2023
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Comparing apples and oranges? Enabling cross-study research with CLOSER’s data guides

CLOSER Research Fellow, Charlotte Campbell, showcases our new cross-study guides and explains how they can make easy work of finding data on a specific topic across multiple longitudinal population studies.

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CLOSER partner studies
17 May 2023
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Study Spotlight: Hertfordshire Cohort Study and the ageing population

In this Study Spotlight blog, we continue to look at the studies in our partnership focused on the UK’s ageing population by shining the spotlight on our partnership’s oldest cohort – the Hertfordshire Cohort Study. 

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CLOSER partner studies
10 May 2023
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Study Spotlight: ELSA and the ageing population

In the first Study Spotlight to focus on the ageing studies in our partnership, we explore the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).

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CLOSER partner studies
26 April 2023
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Study Spotlight: Next Steps and the millennial generation

In the second blog of our Study Spotlight series, we maintain our focus on the millennial generation by taking a look at Next Steps which follows 16,000 people born in England in 1989-90.

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25 April 2023
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Introducing the Children Growing Up in Liverpool (C-GULL) study

There’s a new longitudinal birth cohort study on the block — Children Growing Up in Liverpool (C-GULL). In our latest blog, Prof Louise Kenny introduces C-GULL and explains how this exciting new study will provide evidence and insights across a range of critical issues.

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CLOSER partner studies
20 April 2023
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Study Spotlight: ALSPAC and the millennial generation

Our first ‘Study Spotlight’ shines a light on the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) and how to make the most of the study data through CLOSER’s research resources.

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27 March 2023
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Our Changing Society – charting political, social and economic change over nine decades

CLOSER Project Officer, Aidan Riley introduces ‘Our Changing Society’, a free resource of interactive charts and downloadable datasets to help you understand how historic societal changes may have impacted people’s lives.

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15 December 2022
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From CRF to CLOSER – charting the first 10-years of the home of longitudinal research

In our first ever ‘long-read’, Rob Davies marks our 10-year anniversary with a look back over the past decade and how we’ve evolved from the early days of the Cohort Resources Facility into CLOSER, the home of longitudinal research.

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Data discoverability
23 November 2022
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Empowering social and biomedical researchers with a new tool

In the latest of our standardised scales project blog series, Le Phuong Mai Pham reflects on her internship with the CLOSER Discovery team and her work to help facilitate comparative longitudinal research. 

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