Call for Papers
The importance of early years, childhood and adolescence: Evidence from longitudinal studies
Monday 30 November 2015
British Library Conference Centre
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 27 July 2015
We are delighted to invite proposals from researchers using longitudinal data to explore the broad theme of: The importance of early years, childhood and adolescence. Submissions will be considered for an oral presentation or poster. Analyses involving cross-study comparisons are particularly encouraged.
Deadline for receipt of submissions: 27 July 2015
Notification of acceptance: Early Sept 2015
Registration Opens: Mid Sept 2015
Deadline for final camera-ready copy: 9 OCTOBER
CLOSER CONFERENCE: 30 November 2015
Selected submissions may be considered for publication in a "Conference Edition" of Longitudinal and Life Course Studies.
A prize for best Student Poster, as judged by the Conference Programme Committee, will be awarded during the conference.
The UK’s longitudinal studies are leading sources of evidence on how our early circumstances and experiences affect our paths through life and our outcomes in adulthood. CLOSER is bringing together researchers from across disciplines to showcase outstanding longitudinal research in the importance of early years, childhood and adolescence. It is an opportunity to share ideas and innovations with longitudinal researchers from across disciplines and sectors, both from the UK and abroad. It will also showcase the latest resources for research, including a new cutting-edge metadata search platform.
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Promoting excellence in cohort and longitudinal research
CLOSER (Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources) aims to maximise the use, value and impact of the UK’s cohort and longitudinal studies. Bringing together nine leading studies, the British Library and the UK Data Service, CLOSER works to stimulate interdisciplinary research, develop shared resources, provide training, and share expertise.
- Hertfordshire Cohort Study
- 1946 MRC National Survey of Health and Development
- 1958 National Child Development Study
- 1970 British Cohort Study
- Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (Children of the 90s)
- Southampton Women’s Survey
- Millennium Cohort Study (Child of the New Century)
- Life Study (the new birth cohort)
- Understanding Society
CLOSER is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Medical Research Council.