The Longitudinal Studies review report has now been submitted to the ESRC by the independent panel. 

ESRC Council held an initial discussion of the report at its meeting on Friday 16 February. 

The ESRC will consider the review recommendations over the coming months, scoping the potential for implementation within ESRC’s priorities and budget, and will devise a new strategy, to be considered through relevant channels. The recommendations will remain confidential whilst the ESRC considers the report.

The ESRC will ensure that the recommendations are appropriately communicated to all relevant stakeholders. The outcome of the consideration of the review recommendations will be communicated in due course.