Longitudinal studies follow the lives of individuals over a long period of time, showing us how people are affected by changes in society. The ONS Longitudinal Study (LS) contains the census data and some life events data of approximately one million sample members, collected over 40 years. CeLSIUS is funded by the ESRC to provide free support to researchers wishing to use this data.
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Beta test stage of linkage of Census 2021 data to the ONS Longitudinal Study
The beta test stage of the project to link Census 2021 data to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Longitudinal Study (LS) is the final test stage prior to release of the new LS Research Database. During this stage, a select group of researchers will run approved projects using the new data to assess whether the new database is fit for purpose.
To find out more about the ONS LS 2021 beta test, please see https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/whatwedo/paidservices/longitudinalstudyls/longitudinalstudycensus2021linkagebetatest.