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CLOSER funding extended to September 2024

CLOSER is pleased to announce that its funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has been extended until September 2024, enabling us to continue maximising the visibility, use, and impact of longitudinal population studies, data, and research. Over the next two-and-a-half-years, CLOSER will focus on three key areas of work: • Data discoverability: […]

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New demo animations created for the CLOSER Learning Hub

A new set of ‘Getting started’ animations have been launched on the CLOSER Learning Hub.

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Dr Suparna De joins the CLOSER team

CLOSER is pleased to welcome Dr Suparna De to the team in the role of Honorary Senior Research Fellow.

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New harmonised data gives insight into pre-teen mental health

Harmonised mental health measures utilised by longitudinal studies at age 10/11 are available to download via the UK Data Service.

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Two new case studies added to CLOSER Learning Hub

Two new research case studies highlighting cross-study research have been added to the CLOSER Learning Hub, our online teaching resource aimed at helping students, researchers and professionals explore longitudinal studies and how to use them.

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Next Steps and new COVID-19 variables added to CLOSER Discovery

Over 18,000 new variables have been added to CLOSER Discovery – the UK’s most detailed search engine for longitudinal population studies.

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CLOSER Policy alert – New POSTnote: Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults

CLOSER’s COVID-19 Longitudinal Research Hub has been cited in a new research briefing published by the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST).

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CLOSER report sheds new light on harmonising longitudinal measures of mental health

CLOSER has published a new report documenting the reliability and measurement equivalence of mental health questionnaires within and across six British cohort studies.

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New cognitive content added to CLOSER’s cross-study data guide

A new interactive overview of the within- and between-study coverage of cognitive constructs across five British birth cohorts has been added to CLOSER’s cognitive measures cross-study data guide.

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Preparing for the future 2022 conference – we want to hear from you

CLOSER is looking for input from the longitudinal population study community on the discussion topics for our online 2022 collaborative conference.

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