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CLOSER Policy alert: House of Lords Science and Technology Committee – Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living

Our latest Policy Alert focuses on the Lords Science and Technology Committee’s Ageing inquiry report which highlights the importance of long-term funding for longitudinal population studies and their role in helping to understand health inequalities in older adults.

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ESRC Strategic Advisory Network – call for new members now open

The ESRC is seeking to recruit up to 19 new members for the Strategic Advisory Network (SAN), to provide credible advice and strategic insight into ESRC policy and programme development.

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CLOSER’s funding extended to 2022

CLOSER is pleased to announce our funding has been extended to the end of March 2022 by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Seventh issue of CLOSER’s COVID-19 Update Bulletin out now

CLOSER has published the seventh issue of our COVID-19 Update Bulletin featuring the latest developments from the longitudinal research community.

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The Southampton Women’s Survey launches a new COVID-19 survey

The Southampton Women’s Survey is launching a new COVID-19 survey to examine how the pandemic and subsequent UK lockdowns are affecting the study participants.

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The ‘London Effect’ – new research shows increased progress of pupils in London compared to the rest of England

A new report published by the Department of Education shows the ‘London Effect’ – the increased progress and attainment of pupils in London compared to the rest of England.

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COVID-19 variables added to CLOSER Discovery

CLOSER Discovery – the UK’s most detailed search engine for longitudinal data – now includes COVID-19 metadata.

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Now open: ESRC call for an Early Life Cohort (ELC) Feasibility Study

The ESRC is commissioning a Feasibility Study in the UK to develop and test approaches to participant recruitment and data collection to inform the development of a full Early Life Cohort study. The Call closes on 1 December 2020.

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New guide on dietary data in longitudinal studies launched by CLOSER

A new online guide on dietary measures and estimated nutrient intake within and across eight CLOSER partner studies has been launched to support researchers in finding and using dietary data.

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New guide to physical activity measures in longitudinal studies launched by CLOSER

A new, easily searchable, online guide on physical activity measures used in six longitudinal studies has been launched for researchers.

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