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Workshop on Developing a Methodological Research Program for Longitudinal Studies

The goal of this public workshop is to inform the development of a methodological research program for the types of longitudinal studies that are supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The workshop will focus on challenges that are specific to longitudinal studies, and will aim to identify areas of research that could be pursued in order to benefit from emerging methods, new techniques, or other opportunities to enhance the data and increase efficiency. The workshop will contribute to the NIA strategic objective to “support the development of population-based data sets, especially from longitudinal studies, suitable for analysis of biological, behavioral, and social factors affecting health, well-being, and functional status through the life course.” An agenda is available. The full report is available from the National Academies Press website.