In December 2019, CLOSER added 35,000 new variables to its longitudinal metadata search platform, CLOSER Discovery. In this blog, Metadata Manager Hayley Mills describes the possibilities this opens up for researchers.
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In this blog, Louise Arseneault and Bridget Bryan showcase the benefits of using their newly launched catalogue of mental health measures.
In this blog, Kate Shiells from the University of Bristol highlights findings from research investigating Children of the 90s’ participant’s views on sharing their transaction records.
In this blog, Dr Alison Teyhan explains the advantages of using linked social care records to study vulnerable children in Bristol’s Children of the 90s.
CLOSER was recently commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council to carry out a review of available training for longitudinal researchers. In this blog, the review’s author, Dr Jane Maddock, reflects on her findings, and her own experience as a developing longitudinal researcher.
In this CLOSER blog, Prof George B. Ploubidis discusses how data harmonisation can help unlock the potential of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts.
CLOSER’s Technical Lead, Jon Johnson discusses how metadata can help drive new ways of doing research and collecting data.