COVID-19 Events ShareThis

In this section, you’ll find information on upcoming and past events relating to COVID-19 and the longitudinal research community.

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events currently listed. If you are organising an event relating to COVID-19 and the longitudinal research community and would like it listed on this page, please send the event details to our Digital Communications and Events Manager, Jennie Blows (


Past events

November 2020

‘Data, Science and Policy’ – 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study
9 November 2020 | 13:00 – 14:15 GMT
Online via Teams

As part of the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies’ (CLS) celebration of 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), they are hosted a live lunchtime panel that looked at the huge impact of the study on policy in the UK. What role does the study now play as policymakers look for solutions to societal problems exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic? The event was chaired by Dr Lee Elliot Major, OBE, Professor of Social Mobility, University of Exeter and featured prominent BCS70 authors including Professor Leon Feinstein, University of Oxford and Dr Praveetha Patalay, UCL.

Find out more about the event on the CLS website.


The COVID-19 gender gap: the impact of the pandemic on gender inequalities in the labour market
5 November 2020 | Organised by the Social Market Foundation in partnership with UK Research and Innovation

This virtual Ask the Expert panel event explored the impact of COVID-19 on gender inequalities in the UK labour market. During the event, Director of the CEPR Labour Economics ProgrammeProfessor Barbara Petrongolo presented new data drawn from Understanding Society’s COVID-19 survey.

Find out more about the event on the Social Market Foundation website

October 2020

COVID-19 Data Dive: Exploring the social and economic impacts of the pandemic
22-23 October 2020 | Organised by UK Data Service, CLS, Understanding Society and the Welfare at a (Social) Distance research project

This two-day free online workshop brought major social, economic and population studies together to provide an opportunity for researchers, policy and charity expertise to collaborate and draw out critical questions about the impacts of the pandemic.

Find out more about the workshop on the UK Data Service website

ELSA Wave 9 Report online launch
8 October 2020 | Organised by ELSA

ELSA hosted an online event featuring presentations on the latest findings from study and the COVID-19 Substudy to launch their Wave 9 Report.  The session included a series of short talks on scientific results and data availability. A recording of the event can be viewed on the ELSA YouTube channel.


September 2020

COVID-19 Super Cohort workshop
23 September 2020 | Organised by CLOSER in collaboration with the Wellcome Longitudinal Population Study COVID-19 Secretariat

This workshop provided an opportunity for delegates to contribute to the COVID-19 Super Cohort proposal.

For more information, visit the CLOSER event page

August 2020

COVID 19 Survey in Five National Longitudinal Studies online training session
6 August 2020 | Organised by CLS

This free online training session supports researchers wishing to use data from our recent COVID 19 wave 1 survey. Find out more about the CLS COVID-19 survey and view a recording of the training on the CLS COVID-19 survey page

July 2020

The future of data collection in longitudinal population studies (LPS): during and after COVID-19
1 July 2020 | Organised by CLOSER

This meeting brought together representatives of LPS and survey agencies to share information and identify solutions to the challenges of collecting data during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Download the meeting report (PDF)

For more information, visit the CLOSER event page