Welcome to CLOSER’s COVID-19 Longitudinal Research Hub

The UK’s longitudinal population studies adapted rapidly in response to COVID-19 by developing and launching special questionnaires for their participants to help understand the health, social, economic and behavioural impacts of the pandemic at both a national and regional level and across all generations and ages.

Containing all the new surveys, data releases, latest research and evidence and expert opinion in one place, the COVID-19 Longitudinal Research Hub is a one-stop resource for researchers, parliamentarians and policy makers, now and in the future.

Responding to COVID-19

Data and evidence from CLOSER’s longitudinal population studies have provided valuable insights for researchers and policy makers throughout the pandemic. Due to the unique nature of these studies, they can track the longer-term consequences and impacts of COVID-19 for years to come.

Recent Publications

  • National
    Meijun Meng, Yanjun Wu, Ruijie Zeng, Dongling Luo, Rui Jiang, Huihuan Wu, Zewei Zhuo, Qi Yang, Jingwei Li, Felix W Leung, Qian Chen, Weihong Sha, Hao Chen Associations of habitual glucosamine use with...
    Sep-22
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  • National
    Yuying Ma, Lijun Zhang, Ruijie Zeng, Dongling Luo, Rui Jiang, Huihuan Wu, Zewei Zhuo, Qi Yang, Jingwei Li, Felix W Leung, Jinghua Wang, Weihong Sha, Hao Chen Associations of habitual fish oil use with...
    Sep-22
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  • National
    Yao Yao, Hongfei Song, Fanshuang Zhang, Jibin Liu, Dong Wang, Quansheng Feng, Shuquan Rao, Cen Jiang Genetic predisposition to blood cell indices in relation to severe COVID-19 Journal of Medical Viro...
    Sep-22
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  • National
    Topless, R., Green, R., Morgan, S.L., Robinson, P., Merrimen, T. & Gaffo, A.L. Folic acid and methotrexate use and their association with COVID-19 diagnosis and mortality: a case–control analysis fr...
    Sep-22
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  • National
    Yifei Lin, Baoshan Ma, Yingxi Yang, Yuxiang Chen, Jin Huang, Weimin Li, Xueqing Yu, Liming Liang Impaired kidney function biomarkers and risk of severe COVID-19: Analysis of population-based cohort da...
    Sep-22
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  • National
    Xie, J., Prats-Uribe, A., Gordillo-Marañón, M., Strauss, V.Y., Gill, D. & Prieto-Alhambra, D. Genetic risk and incident venous thromboembolism in middle-aged and older adults following COVID-19 vacc...
    Sep-22
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  • National
    Dederichs, K. Volunteering in the United Kingdom During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Who Started and Who Quit? Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, DOI: 10.1177/08997640221122814
    Sep-22
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  • Regional
    Sarah Akhtar Baz, Chao Fang, JD Carpentieri, Laura Sheard “I don’t know what to do or where to go”. Experiences of accessing healthcare support from the perspectives of people living with Long C...
    Aug-22
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  • National
    William S. Harris, Nathan L. Tintle, Swaminathan Perinkulam Sathyanarayanan, Jason Westra Association between Blood N-3 Fatty Acid Levels and Risk for COVID-19 in the UK Biobank https://doi.org/10.110...
    Aug-22
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  • National
    Ruijie Zeng, Yuying Ma, Lijun Zhang, Dongling Luo, Rui Jiang, Huihuan Wu, Zewei Zhuo, Qi Yang, Jingwei Li, Felix W Leung, Qian Chen, Weihong Sha, Hao Chen Associations of proton pump inhibitors with s...
    Aug-22
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    Find out more about the special COVID-19 surveys, including the latest data releases, launched by longitudinal population studies in the UK.

    Explore the longitudinal research published investigating both the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Discover evidence and insights from longitudinal population studies on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Search and explore COVID-19 metadata available in CLOSER Discovery, our search engine for longitudinal data.

    Read the latest blogs from our COVID-19 Perspectives series.

    Take a look at further useful COVID-19 research resources.