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Series abstract

CLOSER aims to maximise the use, value and impact of longitudinal research. It brings together eight leading longitudinal studies, the British Library and the UK Data Service, to stimulate interdisciplinary research, develop shared resources, provide training, and share expertise. Resources available from CLOSER include harmoniseddatasets (developed to facilitate cross-study comparisons) and CLOSER Discovery (a search engine that enables researchers to search and browse questionnaires and data from different longitudinal studies). CLOSER’s website also includes a range of training materials focused on longitudinal studies and data. CLOSER is funded by the
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) and is based at the UCL Institute of Education. Further information can be found at

Data access

GN 33529  |  CLOSER Training Datasets

SNStudy DescriptionAccess OnlineDownload / Order  
8205   National Child Development Study: CLOSER Training Dataset, 1958-2013 Access data online with Nesstar
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Getting started

How can I find out about the datasets – variables, population, sample size etc.?


What format are the data in and where can I download them from?


How do I get started with analysing survey data?


Search for variables and questions from the CLOSER.

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