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CLOSER Longitudinal Communications Network

The CLOSER Longitudinal Communications Network (LCN) is a community of practice made up of science communications professionals working in the field of longitudinal and life course science.

The group meets four times throughout the year to discuss common challenges faced within the science communications field, share experience, and encourage collaboration across the different studies and research centres. Guest speakers from external organisations are often invited to the meetings to share their expertise and experience.

Longitudinal studies and organisations currently represented at the LCN include:

  • The 1958, 1970, 2000-01 birth cohorts (UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies)
  • The 1946 National Survey of Health and Development (MRC Unit of Lifelong Healthy Ageing at UCL)
  • Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (University of Bristol)
  • Born in Bradford (Bradford Institute for Health Research)
  • English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (University College London)
  • Generation Scotland (University of Edinburgh)
  • Growing Up in Scotland (ScotCen Social Research)
  • The Hertfordshire Cohort Study (University of Southampton)
  • Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (Queen’s University Belfast)
  • ONS Longitudinal Study (University College London)
  • Southampton Women’s Survey (University of Southampton)
  • Understanding Society (University of Essex)
  • The Institute of Social and Economic Research (University of Essex)
  • UK Data Service (University of Essex)
  • TwinsUK (King’s College London)

For more information, or to enquire about joining the CLOSER Longitudinal Communications Network, please contact us:

Read the LCN’s Terms of Reference