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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 www.closer.ac.uk.
GN 33529 | CLOSER Training Datasets
GN 33530 | CLOSER Workpackage 1: Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies
GN 33536 | CLOSER Workpackage 2: Harmonised Socio-Economic Measures in Four Longitudinal Cohort Studies
You can find links to the datasets in the DATA ACCESS section above. When you follow the link to a dataset you will be taken to its catalogue record which contains the following information:
Most survey data may be downloaded as SPSS, Stata or tab-delimited files. There is a download button near the top right of each catalogue record. Most datasets can be downloaded after you login to your UK Data Service account. See our Access pages for more information about how to access data.
See our Use data pages for more advice about getting started with analyses. These pages contain advice and training; guides about datasets, topics and methods and software including SPSS and Stata; information about how others have used the data and how to cite datasets. See also our Events pages for courses and webinars about how to find, use and manage data.
Search for variables and questions from the CLOSER.