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CLOSER Data Linkage Working Group

The CLOSER Data Linkage Working Group was set up in response to recommendations from CLOSER’s 2018 conference, Preparing for the future. The network meets every three months and is for professionals and practitioners working to implement data linkage strategies within the longitudinal research community.

The purpose of the group is to share knowledge, develop thinking, and identify collaborative data linkage projects for the group to work on together.

The longitudinal studies currently represented in the working group include:

  • The 1946 National Survey of Health and Development (MRC Unit of Lifelong Healthy Ageing at UCL)
  • The 1958, 1970, 2000-01 birth cohorts (UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies)
  • Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (University of Bristol)
  • Born in Bradford (Bradford Institute for Health Research)
  • British Regional Heart Study (University College London)
  • EPIC-Norfolk Study (University of Cambridge)
  • Fenland Study (University of Cambridge)
  • Generations Study (The Institute of Cancer Research)
  • The Hertfordshire Cohort Study (University of Southampton)
  • Million Women’s Study (University of Oxford)
  • MRC Epidemiology Unit (University of Cambridge)
  • Southampton Women’s Survey (University of Southampton)
  • Twins UK (King’s College London)
  • UK Women’s Cohort Study (University of Leeds)
  • Understanding Society (University of Essex)

For more information, or to enquire about joining the CLOSER Data Linkage Working Group, please contact us:

Read the Data Linkage Working Group’s Terms of Reference