Major data release underway from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Monday, May 9, 2016

Data from more than 51,000 participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) are now available to the research community. 

The April 2016 data release includes:

  • Questionnaire data from more than 51,000 participants
  • Comprehensive physical assessment data and hematological biomarkers from more than 30,000 participants who visited Data Collection Sites

Data will be released to researchers following submission and review of applications by the CLSA Data and Sample Access Committee. The CLSA Data and Sample Access Policy and Guiding Principles are available here

Detailed information on the available data, including summary statistics for individual variables, is accessible through the CLSA DataPreview Portal

The spring 2016 release includes data derived from:

Submission deadlines for data access applications are available here. Applicants are encouraged to review the pertinent sections of the CLSA protocol and the CLSA questionnaires in advance of completing the application.