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How metadata can drive new ways of doing research and collecting data

CLOSER’s Technical Lead, Jon Johnson discusses how metadata can help drive new ways of doing research and collecting data.

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A new dawn in evidence informed policy?

In this blog, Rob Davies highlights how new developments in the policy world are helping to feed more scientific evidence into the policy making process.

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Why am I getting old and fat? Age-period-cohort effects

In our latest CLOSER blog, Dr Will Johnson (Lecturer in Human Biology and Epidemiology, Loughborough University) illustrates how longitudinal studies can help us understand age-period-cohort effects.

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Social media and screen-time: To ban or not to ban; that’s probably not the question.

In our latest blog, Rob Davies summarises the Science & Technology Committee’s report on their inquiry into the impact of social media use and screen-time on children’s health.

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CLOSER’s new teaching resource: helping students understand and use longitudinal data analysis

In our latest blog, Dara O’Neill demonstrates how CLOSER’s new teaching resource can help students understand and use longitudinal data analysis.

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How CLOSER can help the UK’s longitudinal population studies meet the challenges facing them in the future

CLOSER’s Interim Director, Dr Lisa Calderwood reflects on how CLOSER can help the UK’s longitudinal population studies meet the challenges their currently facing.

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Cross-study research: Overcoming obstacles, uncovering opportunity

Last month, CLOSER held a workshop at the University of Manchester that brought together speakers and participants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to share and discuss their experiences of undertaking cross-study research.

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Lifelong consequences – the importance of early intervention

Following over 100 pieces of written evidence and oral evidence from 26 witnesses, yesterday the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published their report on ‘Evidence-based early years intervention’, calling on the Government to draw up a new national strategy for early intervention approaches to address childhood adversity and trauma.

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CLOSER international: data discoverability across borders

In our latest blog, Francisco Oteiza, CLOSER Senior Research Associate, introduces CLOSER International, a project which aims to develop a better understanding of the opportunities for research involving longitudinal studies in different countries.

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The wider impacts of attending university

Chris Belfield, Research Economist, looks at the role universities play in determining the future living standards of female graduates.

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