Accessing the data

Data can be accessed through the UK Data Service at the University of Essex.

The following page on the UK Data Service website lists the available data, under the different licences, some data is also listed under related resources, this is mostly data deposited other than by CLS.

Data is available for the primary data collections from birth until the most recent data collection. The response file contains basic information on outcomes by data collections and basic demographic information. Information on geography at time fo interview is also available.

More detailed information on the contents of the data and its collection can be found on the Surveys and Documentation pages.

Due to sporadic funding of the study particularly in its early years, some data is not available. We have a program of work to make this available as resources permit.

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CLS tracks published work using cohort data in order to help other researchers avoid duplication and also demonstrate the value of the studies to the research community.