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. The Committee’s report identifies […]
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Academic researchers spend a lot of time looking for data. Whether we want to compare two existing explanations for the same phenomenon, or put our own novel theories to the test, finding the appropriate dataset with which to do this is a crucial step in our work. Data are the key ingredient we are all […]
Rob Davies highlights the longitudinal evidence in our submission to the Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry on the first 1000 days of life and our recommendations for the top priorities for a national strategy.
CLOSER intern, Nicole Watson, reflects on how CLOSER Discovery can benefit early career researchers and how her time at CLOSER has shaped her own research.
GDPR protects the use of data for research. But what if organisations begin destroying precious data resources before their research value is even known?
Dara O’Neill, Steven Bell & Annie Britton discuss their new research looking at alcohol consumption over the lifecourse and the risk of CVD.
We need to share expertise and learning across the social and biomedical sciences – on both scientific opportunities and operational challenges – to unlock the huge potential of combining social and biomedical data, argues Matt Brown.
CLOSER Director, Professor Alison Park, reflects on the 2017 Longitudinal Studies Review and argues that work led by CLOSER to enhance these world-class studies by improving their comparability will be vital to their future sustainability.