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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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Training and capacity building
15 November 2022
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Overcoming ‘researchers’ block’: using the CLOSER Learning Hub Research Case Studies for your research

CLOSER Research Fellow, Neil Kaye showcases how the Learning Hub and its series of case studies can help your research journey.

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Training and capacity building
08 November 2022
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Developing training resources for researchers – reflections on my CLOSER internship

CLOSER Intern, Matan-Elle reflects on her time with Training and Capacity Building team and introduction to longitudinal population study research.   

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Data discoverability
26 October 2022
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In search of standardised scales

In the second of our blog series focusing on standardised scales, Eliska Herinkova reflects on her time working as a CLOSER intern and discusses how publishing standardised scales in CLOSER Discovery can benefit researchers.

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Data discoverability
26 September 2022
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Scaling up CLOSER Discovery

Becky Oldroyd highlights the benefits and challenges of using standardised scales, along with CLOSER’s plan to create and disseminate standardised scale metadata on CLOSER Discovery.

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CLOSER partner studies
07 September 2022
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The disadvantage gap: children of austerity or children of adversity?

Dr Neil Kaye discusses his research examining the socioeconomic attainment gap in England from a cumulative, longitudinal and comparative perspective.

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Blog
23 August 2022
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Have Your Say on CODATA’s Research Data Management Terminology

CODATA’s Research Data Management (RDM) Terminology is a resource of 300+ clearly defined research terms designed to unite the RDM community.

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CLOSER partner studies
12 July 2022
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The Wirral Child Health and Development Study joins CLOSER Discovery

Researchers can now explore more data in CLOSER Discovery with the addition of new content from the Wirral Child Health and Development Study (WCHADS).

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Data discoverability
07 June 2022
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Pioneers in data discoverability – the CLOSER metadata search platform

Rob Davies charts our CLOSER Discovery journey, from its initial aims and development, to challenges faced and innovative solutions found.

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Data linkage
04 April 2022
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Launching an important piece of UK research infrastructure: the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration

The UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (UK LLC) provides a new way of working for record linkages in longitudinal research.

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