Explore COVID-19 survey data

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CLOSER Discovery – the UK’s most detailed search engine for longitudinal data – contains COVID-19 metadata from seven longitudinal population studies for researchers to explore in unprecedented detail.

Researchers can search over 2,600 COVID-19 questions to understand the context of data collected or explore over 9,300 COVID-19 variables rich in metadata to discover which will meet their research needs.

CLOSER Discovery features COVID-19 metadata from the following longitudinal population studies:

  • 1946 National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD)
  • 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS)
  • 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS)
  • Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)
  • Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
  • Next Steps
  • Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS)

Use the search bar below to start exploring the data (opens in new tab).


Future COVID-19 updates to CLOSER Discovery

CLOSER Discovery is frequently updated to include new metadata and functionality. In future updates, we plan to add:

  • New waves of data collection including those collected in the second wave of COVID-19
  • Additional metadata from other CLOSER partner studies
  • Functionality to identify and display repeated measures across the COVID-19 waves to allow researchers to determine whether data is immediately comparable or requires more work to combine into analysis.

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