05 June 2023
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Active Travel: evidence and insights from UK longitudinal population studies

CLOSER’s latest briefing note draws together research on active travel from multiple longitudinal population studies.

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Data linkage
19 May 2023
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CLOSER Data Audit recommends creation of UK-wide metadata office

CLOSER has published a new report, commissioned by ESRC and MRC, that assesses the current state of UK LPS activities, identifying where gaps exist and possible improvements required to plan for future data collection.

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Data discoverability
16 January 2023
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Health and Employment After Fifty study joins CLOSER Discovery

Researchers can now explore data from the Health and Employment After Fifty (HEAF) study in CLOSER Discovery – the UK’s most detailed research tool for longitudinal population studies. 

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Data discoverability
28 November 2022
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Pioneers in data discoverability – taking it to the next level

This week the CLOSER Discovery team will be in Paris talking all things data and discoverability at the 14th Annual European Data Documentation Initiative (EDDI) User conference.  

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Training and capacity building
08 November 2022
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New Learning Hub case study explores health inequalities and sexual orientation

A new research case study exploring health inequality and sexual orientation has been added to the CLOSER Learning Hub.

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Data discoverability
26 July 2022
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New data added to CLOSER Discovery

Researchers can now search and explore new data in CLOSER Discovery – the UK’s most detailed search engine for longitudinal population studies – with the addition of over 12,000 new variables.  

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31 March 2022
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CLOSER funding extended to September 2024

CLOSER is pleased to announce that its funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has been extended until September 2024.

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Training and capacity building
08 March 2022

New demo animations created for the CLOSER Learning Hub

A new set of ‘Getting started’ animations have been launched on the CLOSER Learning Hub.

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23 February 2022
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Dr Suparna De joins the CLOSER team

CLOSER is pleased to welcome Dr Suparna De to the team in the role of Honorary Senior Research Fellow.

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Data harmonisation
07 February 2022
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New harmonised data gives insight into pre-teen mental health

Harmonised mental health measures utilised by longitudinal studies at age 10/11 are available to download via the UK Data Service.

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