Growing Up in Ireland Annual Research Conference 2022 - Call for Abstracts

Growing Up in Ireland – the National Longitudinal Study of Children will hold its fourteenth annual research conference on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022. The conference will focus on research using Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) data.

Note the earlier than usual date for this event.

The conference will be held as a hybrid event, with a limited capacity in-person element being held at Miesian Plaza, Dublin simultaneously with an interactive broadcast online. While presenters will have the option of participating virtually, they are encouraged to consider presenting in-person subject to public health guidelines.

The Growing Up in Ireland team invites abstracts for papers from researchers working on Growing Up in Ireland data. Data from the quantitative or qualitative Growing Up in Ireland archives must be a core feature of the research being presented. Methodological and theoretical papers based on Growing Up in Ireland will also be considered. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted via this abstract submission form by midnight on Monday 11th April. Abstracts should be structured (where possible) under the headings of title; context; methods; results and conclusions. They should also include the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation and email address.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Steering Committee and authors of selected papers will be notified by 27th April. In selecting papers, preference will be given to those with applied policy relevance. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth will give an award for the best presentation with a policy focus. Queries on the conference should be emailed to

Growing Up in Ireland is the national longitudinal study of children. It is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. The study is managed and overseen by the Department 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 (TCD).