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ESRC UK Longitudinal Studies CentreULSC

Longitudinal Research

The UK Longitudinal Studies Centre (ULSC) was established by the Economic and Social Research Council in 1999 and is the national resource centre for promoting longitudinal research and for the design, management and support of longitudinal surveys.

Its goal is to ensure the collection of longitudinal data of the highest quality to meet UK social research needs and to promote its widest and most effective use. In achieving this the centre makes a major contribution to the UK’s unique portfolio of longitudinal studies and to the advances they help us make in advancing the social sciences and in understanding society.

Centre aims

Centre activities

The Centre works closely with the Economic and Social Research Council, other research councils, government and other UK longitudinal studies in developing a National Strategy for Longitudinal Studies, through a National Longitudinal Strategy Committee.


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