Growing Up in Ireland Data Workshop

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Growing Up in Ireland will host a Data Workshop to promote and support the use of the Child Cohort datasets (Waves 1, 2 and 3) on Friday 24th August 2018 from 10am to 2pm at the offices of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin.

Training will cover a range of topics and is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the conduct of the study, the data themselves and supporting documentation, as well as how to match the datasets across waves. Researchers who have previously attended a data workshop on the Wave 1 or 2 of the data should note that this upcoming workshop will cover much of the same content. No prior familiarity with the Growing Up in Ireland data is assumed. The Infant Cohort data will not be covered in this workshop.

Accessing the Data

The Growing Up in Ireland Anonymised Microdata Files (AMF) from Waves 1, 2 and 3 of the Child Cohort are available on application to the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA)

Growing Up in Ireland is the national longitudinal study of children in Ireland.  It is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, with a contribution from The Atlantic Philanthropies in Phase 2. The study is managed and overseen by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Central Statistics Office. It is carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin.


The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is located in University College, Dublin. It holds a range of data from surveys and official statistics (such as the Census) and makes them readily available to users in the academic, public and commercial sectors.  More details on ISSDA are available at