CLSA Data Access

Data from more than 51,388 participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) are now available to the research community. A fundamental principle of the CLSA is that data be made available to the research community as soon as it is feasible, while protecting the privacy, confidentiality and consent of participants. Ease of access and timely use of the data are critical to the success of CLSA research platform.

Researchers who are interested in accessing the data are invited to submit data access requests using Magnolia, the CLSA's online data access application system. Requests to access the CLSA data are reviewed by the Data and Sample Access Committee (DSAC).

Please consult the following relevant sections of the CLSA website before preparing an application: the Data and Sample Access Policy and Guiding Principles, the pertinent sections of the CLSA protocol(s), the CLSA Data Collection Tools, and the information on the Data Access Application Process and deadlines. The steps involved and the content required in the Magnolia data access application are outlined in the CLSA's website.

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