Current and past LS projects and the outputs resulting from this research
CeLSIUS funding to 2025
We are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from ESRC to continue to support the ONS Longitudinal Study until 30 September 2025. We are currently supporting users remotely - please see below. We look forward to continuing our work with our current LS users, and to welcoming many new researchers - please get in touch via email@example.com for more information.
SRS and CeLSIUS response to COVID-19
The ONS SRS Safe Settings and UCL offices were closed in March, in accordance with government guidelines, and will remain closed until further notice. CeLSIUS is able to offer remote user support for ONS LS projects - please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
LS project support will be prioritised in the following order:
1) of immediate government interest – e.g. covid-19
2) examined work nearing deadline (before July 31st 2020)
3) work only using the LS nearing study period end (before July 31st 2020)
4) work using the LS nearing study period end (before July 31st 2020)
5) ongoing work only using the LS
6) new work only using the LS
7) other work
We will still accept and process new applications to use the LS but we estimate that, from application submission to final approval, you should allow a minimum of eight weeks. Also, support for these once they are approved will be limited for the time being.
Large scale cross tabs and other work involving extensive manipulation to prevent disclosure will not be cleared.
New x-file (restricted variables) requests may be submitted, but ONS can only review them and cannot prepare/provide access to them. If you have already been given access to an x-file dataset, however, you will still be able to access it.
Additionally, approved researchers can apply to access their existing projects from home subject to guidelines set out by ONS on accessing secure research data as an accredited researcher.
Thank you for your patience while this remote service is in place.
New CeLSIUS paper
Are ‘healthy cohorts’ real-world relevant? Comparing the National Child Development Study (NCDS) with the ONS Longitudinal Study (LS) (Authors: Gemma Archer, Wei Xun, Rachel Stuchbury, Owen Nicholas & Nicola Shelton) is now out on fast track release https://doi.org/10.1332/175795920X15786630201754
Guides to using ONS LS data
Guides to ethnicity data, births and fertility data, events data and socio-economic indicators are now available and further guides will be available soon