SLLS Cohort Network
SLLS is proud to host a forum for people working in and on longitudinal studies. It brings together researchers across the behavioural, developmental, and health and statistical sciences, and the professional data, survey and communications managers who are also an important part of the interdisciplinary teams who create and run these studies.
Our key objectives are the maintenance and continuation of existing studies and the facilitation of the development of new ones at local or national level. Studies, mainly following cohorts of children and young people are listed at http://www.slls.org.uk/longitudinal-cohort-studies, but researchers working on older cohorts or panels, from any part of the world, have many common interests and are also welcome to join.
The network builds on the links made under EUCCONET (European Child Cohort Network) whose funding for co-ordination and communication between child cohorts ended in 2013. This website now hosts the archive of reports of EUCCONET scientific workshops on a range of topics about the collection, management and analysis of cohort data.
Founder members of the network, who met during the SLLS meeting in Amsterdam, September 2013, joined a group for exchange of information on issues of mutual interest. Such information might concern opportunities for funding data collection, collaborative research, staff and student recruitment, forthcoming events, relevant publications, developments in methodology or data harmonization. Members of the list are circulated by one of the list managers (right), and may submit to the managers material they would like to circulate.
We ask anyone who would like to join the SLLS cohort studies network to do so via the mailing list form (above right). Anyone who has already joined is reminded to use the facility to circulate items of interest. Unfortunately, since there is no explicit funding for this ‘Networking on a Shoestring’, membership of the network is confined to people who are members of SLLS, either individually, or part of a corporate subscription. Please note that SLLS membership brings a number of other benefits including: free, open access to read and publish in our peer reviewed journal, Longitudinal & Life Course Studies, a regular newsletter of global news and events in longitudinal and life course research, and substantially reduced fees for attendance at the Society’s annual conference. Corporate subscriptions for research teams are available.
Elise de la Rochebrochard