Data Support Documentation

Researchers are strongly encouraged to review all of the following documentation prior to preparing an application for data and/or sample access.

Data Collection Tools:

Data Dictionaries:

Data dictionaries are documents that provide information about each variable in a dataset. Below, you will find data dictionaries corresponding to Baseline Questionnaires, Follow-up 1 Questionnaires and Participant Status data for the most up-to-date version of the CLSA datasets. Please note that each file contains variables for both Tracking and Comprehensive cohorts, as indicated. There are 2 tabs within each workbook that provide information on the variables in the dataset. The workbooks are locked - they may be searched, but cannot be sorted or edited.

Sampling Weights Documents:

Baseline Derived Variables Documents:

Other Data Support Materials: