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CLOSER produces four main newsletters designed to keep you up to date with all the latest news and blogs, research, events, and policy developments from the longitudinal population study community.

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Below you’ll find previous issues of Longitudinal News and our COVID-19 Update Bulletin which ran from June to November 2020.

Longitudinal News

A hand holding a pen about to complete a survey questionLatest issue: September 2022

This month’s issue of Longitudinal News features our latest blog, written by CLOSER Metadata Officer, Becky Oldroyd on the benefits and challenges of standardised scales, and our plans to create and disseminate standardised scale metadata on CLOSER Discovery.

Other news includes unveiling our new and improved website, Dr Neil Kaye’s blog on his research examining the socioeconomic attainment gap in England from a cumulative, longitudinal and comparative perspective, as well as two exciting job opportunities in the CLOSER team – Director/Principal Investigator and Public Affairs Manager. Plus, catch up on all the latest news, events and research from the longitudinal research community.

Read the latest issue of Longitudinal News

Previous issues of Longitudinal News


January 2022 | February 2022 | March 2022 | April 2022 | May 2022 | June 2022 | July 2022


February 2021 | March 2021 | April 2021 | May 2021 | June 2021 | July 2021August 2021 | September 2021 | October 2021 | November 20212021 highlights (December 2021)


February 2020 | May 2020: Special COVID-19 Edition | July 2020 | 11 new studies join the CLOSER consortium in first phase of expansion (Newsflash) | October 2020 | December 2020 | 2020 highlights


March 2019 | Preparing for the future of longitudinal science – CLOSER publishes conference report (Newsflash) | August 2019 | October 2019 | December 2019


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COVID-19 Update Bulletin

CLOSER launched the COVID-19 Update Bulletin in June 2020 to provide timely updates on the rapid response of the longitudinal population studies in the wake of COVID-19 and the first UK lockdown. As the initial response to the pandemic has moved into a new phase, the COVID-19 Update Bulletin has been integrated into our primary e-newsletter: Longitudinal News.

Past issues of the our COVID-19 Update Bulletin can be found below.