IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

IFS launches new directory of longitudinal population studies

IFS has launched a new searchable directory of Low and Middle Income country Longitudinal Population Studies. Developed on behalf of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust, it aims to provide a valuable resource for researchers, funders and those interested in understanding changing socio-economic and health circumstances and to enhance opportunities for international and interdisciplinary research collaboration.

You can access the directory here: https://www.ifs.org.uk/tools_and_resources/longitudinal

IFS part of new obesity policy research unit

We are delighted to announce that IFS will be a partner in the newly established National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Obesity Policy Research Unit (OPRU), to be hosted by the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and in partnership with researchers at IFS, UCL, City University and King’s College, London.

OPRU has received funding of £5 million from the Department of Health to help improve the evidence base to support the government in the implementation and evaluation of its Childhood Obesity Plan. The key IFS researchers who are involved in OPRU are Rachel Griffith, Martin O’Connell and Kate Smith.

Wave 8 fieldwork completed

The ELSA wave 8 fieldwork was completed in June 2017. The data is currently being cleaned and processed and will be archived in the UK data Service by January 2018.