Accessing the data

All available NCDS data can be accessed through the UK Data Service at the University of Essex.

In this section of the CLS website, you can find information on what data is available, how to access it, and where to find support in using the data.

Need more help?

If you can’t find the help you need on these pages, please contact our user support team.

Linking quantitative and qualitative data from the 1958 National Child Development Study

Prof Jane Elliott explains how to link the quantitative and qualitative data available from the 1958 cohort study, including how to access these unique datasets through the organisation which was formerly known as the ESDS, but is now the UK Data Service.

Tell us about your research

We ask researchers to contact us whenever they publish research using the cohort data. With up-to-date records, we can help other researchers avoid duplication and also demonstrate to funders how useful the data is to the research community.

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