Special expertise

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is undertaking a large-scale data linkage project, to collect routinely collected administrative records for consenting cohort members of the British Birth Cohort studies as well as their families.

The collection of these sorts of records will enhance the information already obtained directly from cohort members in several ways:

  • Benefits to the data gathered:
  • Providing accurate, more detailed information about the cohort members and their families.

Providing additional information and allowing us to compare administrative records with survey data allowing validation of the data collected through the surveys.

Benefits to the survey methodology:

Allows the survey to collect data across a number of areas which has the potential to reduce time spent in the household interview.

  • Benefits to the field of administrative record research:
  • Testing the feasibility of linking administrative records of a UK wide birth cohort to their survey data, which will help to inform the use of administrative records in other existing birth cohort studies.
  • Increase public, health professional and academic understanding of the value of electronic patient records in both clinical and academic settings, and enhance academic capacity in electronic health record research.

For more information on our work with administrative records, please contact: clsfeedback@ioe.ac.uk

 

Millennium Cohort Study

At the 2008 sweep of the Millennium Cohort Survey, informed consent was sought on behalf of cohort members and their families to access administrative health records.  A detailed account of this work can be found here.

Researchers at CLS have applied for access to health records for consented cohort members and their families.  Because MCS is a UK-wide study, access to administrative records will be sought from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

For more information on our work with administrative records and MCS, please contact: clsfeedback@ioe.ac.uk

 

1970 British Cohort Study

At the 2012 sweep of the 1970 British Cohort Survey, informed consent was sought from cohort members and their partner to access administrative health and economic records.

Researchers at CLS Researchers at CLS have applied for access to health records for consented cohort members and their partners.  Because BCS70 is a UK-wide study, access to administrative records will be sought from England, Scotland and Wales.

For more information on our work with administrative records and BCS70, please contact: clsfeedback@ioe.ac.uk

 

1958 National Child Development Study

At the 2008 sweep of the 1958 National Child Development Survey, informed consent was sought from cohort embers and their partner to access administrative health and economic records.

Researchers at CLS Researchers at CLS have applied for access to health records for consented cohort members and their partners.  Because NCDS is a UK-wide study, access to administrative records will be sought from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

For more information on our work with administrative records and NCDS, please contact: clsfeedback@ioe.ac.uk