ESRC hosted a two day workshop in January 2017 at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. We invited experts from across a range of academic, policy and professional communities (from around the UK and overseas) and members of the Review Panel and Steering Group.

The workshop sought to explore the questions:

  • what are the future scientific and policy needs for data to address the types of research questions for which longitudinal data has typically been used?
  • how can these needs be met and what are key challenges to be addressed?

Outputs from the workshop are currently informing the Review Panel's thinking on the content of workstreams that will structure and guide the review process.