In an exciting new development for the study, GUS has joined a UK-wide consortium of longitudinal studies, CLOSER. CLOSER is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and aims to “maximise[…] the use, value and impact of longitudinal studies to help improve our understanding of key social and biomedical challenges”. This includes publishing a wide range of useful resources for those interested in longitudinal research as well as arranging a range of training courses and events.

GUS will be joining the consortium along with 10 other studies, including another Scottish study, Generation Scotland. Being part of the consortium extends our existing links with similar studies across the UK and will help to promote use of the data, helping researchers from across the UK address important questions about what it’s like growing up in Scotland, as well as across the UK.

You can find out more on the CLOSER website, including the GUS profile page.

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