Catalyst Grant: Analysis of Canadian Longitudinal Study in Aging (CLSA) Data (2023) – Full Application
Academic Unit: inquire with unit
Memorial Deadline: Monday 16th, October 2023
External Deadline: Thursday 19th, October 2023
The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national, long-term study/platform that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 at study inclusion for at least 20 years. The CLSA collects information on the changing biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of people’s lives. These factors can be studied in order to understand how, individually and in combination, they have an impact in both maintaining health and in the development of disease and disability as people age. The ultimate aim of the CLSA is to find ways to improve the health of Canadians by better understanding the aging process and the factors that shape the way we age.
The CLSA expects to have newly available data for analysis for this competition including the following:
- Environmental Data:
- Air Quality, Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5 v3, data are available, new version), Smoke Exposure (PM2.5), Air Pollution Index, Neighborhood Noise, Canadian Marginalization Index, Climate Metrics, Local Climate Zone Ultraviolet
- Indigenous Identifiers
- Cognition normative data:
- Cognitive norms and cognitive impairment indicators, Reliable change indicators (RCIs), Robust cognitive norms, Change in Cognitive Impairment from Baseline to First Follow-up
- Sample weights
- Physical Assessments:
- Standing Balance TUG, 4mWalk, Blood Pressure, Spirometry, Chair Rise, ECG, Grip Strength, Hearing, Hips Waist, Sitting Height, Tonometer, Vision Acuity, Digit Triplet Test
- REYI, REYII, MAT, FAS, AFT, PMT, TMT, STROOP
Building upon a consultation process with Indigenous researchers that began in 2019, the CLSA has revised its data access process for the use of Indigenous-identified data and has made changes to how these projects are assessed. Since April 2023, existing CLSA data can be released with Indigenous identifiers.
Researchers may propose projects using CLSA data alone, or CLSA data plus other data sets/cohorts to enhance the scope of research questions that can be addressed. However, please note that no identifiable information on CLSA participants can be released to researchers. Applications that require identification of participants to link individual information to other data sets will not be eligible for funding.
The integration and consideration of and sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) is expected in all applications.
This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to its objectives under a general pool. In addition, funding is available to support projects in the following research areas:
- – IA Early Career Researcher: The Institute of Aging (IA) will support a project on any research topic led by an Early Career Researcher.
- – CLSA Indigenous-identified data: IA will support a project involving the use of CLSA Indigenous-identified data.
- – IPPH Mandate: The Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) will support projects related to its mandate
- – IPPH Mandate Early Career Researcher: IPPH will support a project related to its mandate led by an Early Career Researcher.
- – IMHA Mandate: The Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) will support a project related to its mandate.
Importantly, researchers who propose to use additional datasets will have to demonstrate that the data they want to use will be available and accessible at the time of the application. Researchers will have to comply with all requirements of their chosen data sets/cohorts.
Registration Deadline: 2023-09-19
Application Deadline: 2023-10-19
See ResearchNet for additional information.